Memories of 1966 win to spur on England
WORLD cup fever has hit staff and regulars at a popular watering hole – who are hoping an iconic picture of the 1966 tournament will spur England on to victory.
Supervisor at Yate’s bar in Broadway, Peterborough Emma Herd (30) has used her creative talents to paint a picture of Bobby Moore lifting the world cup in 1966 after England’s 4-2 win against West Germany.
Emma said: “Football fever has really started to hit all of the pubs in the city but we wanted to do something different to just putting up flags and banners.
“I suggested painting a mural of the iconic 1966 picture and when I mentioned it to management, they were more than happy for me to go ahead.
“I haven’t painted since I was at school but all of the staff and our regular customers seem to like it and think it is good we are getting in the spirit.
“We are all set for tonight’s game. We have lots of offers on and we are hoping for lots of excitement and England’s first win.”
England became the first host to win the tournament in 1966 since Italy in 1934.
Emma Herd and her painting of English football’s iconic moment.