See more of the heritage tiles at Wembley Park’s Bobby Moore Bridge
22 January 2020
Additional areas of the heritage tile murals outside Wembley Park station will be on display for a month to mark the arrival of London Borough of Culture in Brent, the anniversary of Bobby Moore’s passing and the kick-off of the Euros 2020 year. The tiles, which show scenes from famous sports and entertainment events at Wembley Stadium and the SSE Arena, Wembley, are part of Brent’s rich heritage and date back to September 1993 when they were originally dedicated to the legendary footballer.
On Saturday, the Mayor of Brent was joined by representatives from Wembley Park and the Wembley History Society to celebrate the reveal. The occasion coincided with RISE, the launch event of London Borough of Culture 2020, which took place on Olympic Way and was hosted by Wembley Park. The tiles will be open until 24 February, when they will be rededicated to mark the anniversary of Bobby Moore’s passing.
Mayor of Brent, Cllr Ernest Ezeajughi said, “During this month, people will get to enjoy these excellent murals showing Brent’s incredible sport and entertainment culture. What better day to unveil a piece of Brent’s history than the launch of Borough of Culture 2020!”
Julian Tollast, Head of Masterplanning and Design at Quintain said: “The iconic cultural and sporting events that have made this area world-famous are represented on these tiles. As Wembley Park has grown, we continue this tradition with new commissions that celebrate this heritage including the fantastic display that now greets visitors at Bobby Moore Bridge and the brilliant new supergraphic artworks on Pink Parking. At the start of a year that will see world-class sport and culture across Wembley Park, it’s great to pay tribute to the some of the icons of our recent past.”