Laurie Cunningham (1956–1989)
Laurie Cunningham (1956–1989)
Laurie Cunningham (1956–1989)
Laurie Cunningham (1956–1989)
Laurie Cunningham (1956–1989)
Laurie Cunningham (1956–1989)
Laurie Cunningham (1956–1989)
Laurie Cunningham (1956–1989)
Laurie Cunningham (1956–1989)
Laurie Cunningham (1956–1989)

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Laurie Cunningham (1956–1989)




bronze & brick


H 220 x W (?) x D (?) cm

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Acquisition method

commissioned by London Borough of Waltham Forest Council through public subscription

Work type



London Borough of Waltham Forest Council


London Borough of Waltham Forest Council

Work status


Unveiling date

30th November 2017


at all times

Inscription description

inscribed top plaque: LAURIE CUNNINGHAM / 8 March 1956 - 15 July 1989 / The first black footballer to play for England at senior level / and the first British player to transfer to Real Madrid. / Started his career at Leyton Orient FC (1974 - 1977) / "If I can get through this maybe it will lead to others getting a fair chance"; inscribed plaque underneath: Unveiled on 30 November 2017 in the presence of his family, / the Leader of Waltham Forest Council, Councillor Clare Coghill, / and Councillor Chris Robbins who initiated the project. / With thanks for all the donations from members of the public.


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Buckingham Road, Leyton

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Situated opposite Brisbane Road in Coronation Gardens.