AN entire housing estate is festooned with over 400 England flags as its patriotic residents gear up to cheer on England during the Euros.
The St. George’s crosses are fixed to railings and strung on bunting between buildings at the Kirby Estate in Bermondsey, south east London.
Residents have festooned their south east London estate with over 300 England flags[/caption]
Flags hang from balconies and along walkways at the Kirby Estate in Bermondsey[/caption]
The huge number of flags almost certainly make this England’s most patriotic housing estate[/caption]
It comes as the Three Lions are preparing to clash against Croatia this Saturday.
The decorating, which took over four days to complete, is led by resident Chris Dowse.
And he made sure the tradition, which has seen flags flying high for every international football tournament since 2012, is going as strong as ever.
Organiser Chris Dowse said: ‘We’re English, why wouldn’t we do it?’[/caption]
The flags will remain in place until England are knocked out of the tournament[/caption]
The 42-year-old told News Shopper: “As soon as the flags are out, people come out their front doors and speak to each other.
“It’s a proper old-fashioned style community and something like this really brings the positivity out.
“There are 350 to 400 flags of various types and sizes. It’s our biggest display yet.
“We started prepping on Thursday, through to Friday evening, all day Saturday and some final tinkering on Sunday.
Residents are hoping to erect a big screen to watch the matches[/caption]
There are 350 to 400 flags of various types[/caption]
“We’ve still got lots of flags left over. We keep on eyeing up spaces.
“We’ve even got some bunting going up soon as well.”
Chris is also planning on erecting a big screen in the courtyard if lockdown is eased on June 21.
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This year residents from other nations have been told to fly their own flags.
Stunning pictures show flags from Portugal, Italy, Germany and Scotland speckled among the hundreds of St George’s crosses.