- Title: London housing estate flies the flag for England ahead of Ukraine quarter final
- Date: 2nd July 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (JULY 2, 2021) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ENGLAND FLAGS HANGING IN HOUSING ESTATE ENGLAND FLAG WITH â€œCOME ON ENGLAND KIRBY ESTATEâ€ WRITTEN ON IT VARIOUS OF FLAGS VARIOUS OF BUNTING WITH OTHER EURO 2020 NATIONS FLAGS INCLUDING UKRAINE ON ESTATE ROOF MORE OF ESTATE AND FLAGS
- Embargoed: 16th July 2021 12:07
- Keywords: England euros flags football soccer
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Europe,Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001EK5EZI7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Residents of a block of flats in London have decked out their wholeÂ estateÂ with more than 400 England flags to celebrate the Euros.
The St George's crosses were hung side-by-side with flags from other countries including Portugal, Scotland and Ireland to represent the other nationalities living on theÂ KirbyÂ EstateÂ in Bermondsey in south east London.
The patriotic makeover is a tradition that started in 2012 and was the brainchild of residents Alan Putman, 48, Chris Dowse, 39, and Geraldine Howard, 52, who paid for the flags themselves.
England play Ukraine on Saturday night in the quarter finals of the Euros.
(Production: Will Russell)
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