Scaffolders smother eight-storey block of flats with enormous England flag

Joyful support for England in the World Cup has been shown by a scaffolding team who have covered a block of flats with a giant flag in Hove, East Sussex.

It took a week for ten men, involving staff of Seasons Scaffolding and owner, Steve Easons, to measure and assemble a 120ft by 60ft flag out of white and red safety netting.

They then cloaked the staging area around Albany Towers, St Catherine’s Terrace.


The display was the ideal way to show England support, Mr Easons said before the game against Colombia.

‘We did it because it's sunny, it's the World Cup, we wanted to put smiles on peoples' faces and show we are behind the boys’.

He added that they had ‘so much interest’ in the flag which had been ‘great’, and that they were ‘hopeful’ for England.

Nevertheless, whether the team stayed ‘in or not’, he said that the flag would stay up for two months, and perhaps get even more eye-catching.

‘If they win, there's several bits we will add. I might even add a gold World Cup to it’.

He was even happier to learn that English football manager Gareth Southgate had studied in Sussex, Crawley: ‘Maybe he could come to see our flag.’

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