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 the Kirby Estate 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.
« The kids love it and as soon as the flags are up, people are outside, people are talking, they’re getting involved with each other. It really brings an old-school feel of community back to the place, and it’s nice because you don’t see that anymore. »
– There’s three of us that have took charge over the last few years. Started off back in 2012 with a few flags, then it’s just grown every year since to what you see today where the entire estate is absolutely covered, looking resplendent, ready for the Euros to start this weekend.
– What I like about it is that we’re very multicultural living there. We’ve got people from all over the world that live on here. And the guys who put it up, they say, listen, if you want– it doesn’t matter whether you’re from Spain or in Morocco– you know, I’ve done it for a couple of Moroccans a few times. And they say, if you want your own flag, we’ll get your own flag, and we’ll put it for you. Is that all right? And nine times out of 10, they say, nah, it’s all right.
There’s no problem with it. There’s no animosity. And in fact, over there– you can just about see it– there’s a Scottish one as well.
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