SPORTING hero Geoff Morton’s name lives on again in Acton as the signage of the newly-named Morton Arms pub is uncovered – 100 years after his birth.

The pub in Old Oak Common Lane, formerly the Wishing Well, has been renamed to recognise the incredible goalkeeping and cricketing talents of the late Geoff Morton, who was born in Acton in 1922.

This month, as part of a £160,000 refurbishment, the Morton Arms, is changing its name in memory of a man who played for Chelsea in wartime competitions.

He later appeared for Watford, where he kept eight consecutive clean sheets. On the cricket pitch, he played for Middlesex as a medium-fast bowler and, after retiring, was an umpire.

Part of the Craft Union company, which won this year’s Best Community Operator title in the Publican Awards, the Morton Arms reopens in mid-May.

Operator Shaun Rendell said: “The new name is really important to so many people around here. Just as sport brings people together, so do pubs and that’s what it’s all about at the Morton Arms.”