Meanwhile a letter has been sent to local residents saying that Barratt has taken ownership of the ground, which is now referred to as Upton Gardens. The builders and undertaking "initial site surveys and archaeological works" (presumably they might find our trophy cabinet) before demolition commences in September. Barratt also say they will be working around the "memorial garden commemorating loved ones affiliated with West Ham United" and the area will be preserved.
The letter also informs residents that production company Drybake Final Score Limited will be filming at the site from August 8 to September 16. The movie Final Score will be a Die Hard-style thriller about a desperate gang holding a 35,000 crowd hostage at a sports ground — which sounds a bit like playing the old Wimbledon. Though I do hope the movie doesn't end with Upton Park being partially blown up, as has been previously mooted, and the stadium is demolished behind closed doors and with a little dignity.