Mem­o­ries of 1966 win to spur on Eng­land

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Comment -

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.

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