By our soccer correspondent Gareth Southgait
A capacity crowd at Exeter Street Hall last Saturday afternoon played a crucial part in England’s stunning success against a below par Swedish team, according to a local source close to the England tea manager.
Here at the Hall we’re naturally delighted to have played such a pivotal role in the team’s progress into the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 World Cup competition, and would like to thank the whole community for coming together to produce an irresistble surge of energy and encouragement that could be felt some 2000 miles away at the Samara Arena, close to the banks of the Volga river!
Below are some rare photographs of the occasion, courtesy of Marianne Craig.
Next Wednesday we are hosting the Semi-Final match between England and Croatia, which kicks-off at 7pm. Demand for tickets (still only £1.00 each) is certain to be high, so make sure you book online here early! Doors open at 6:30pm, and there will be a licensed cash bar available.
The weather was just perfect for this event, and the crowds of people filling the streets made the most of the sunshine as they passed the time by eating, drinking, chatting, laughing, partying, singing and dancing the afternoon and evening away. And as if to show a benign interest in the crowd’s happiness and mental well-being, the England soccer team also rose to the occasion with a decisive victory over their opponents to ensure qualification for the knock out stages of this year’s World Cup.
If you’d like to see – and read – more about what happened, clicking here will take you to a dedicated page containing more images from the event.
We are grateful to Amanda Nichols, Andy Hasson, Martin Poole, Sally Hunt and Paul Winter for permission to post their photos on our website.
In an undisclosed location somewhere in Brighton, in total secrecy, members of the elite Hall Bunting Committee have been working tirelessly on a bunting extravaganza which will deck the Hall and its environs in a stunning display of loosely woven fabric festive decorations.
The Committee’s dedication to their task is absolute, and they are fully committed to making sure that this year’s TGGT celebration will be the best bunted event ever!
So do come along on Sunday 24th of June between 1:00pm and 9:30pm and see what you think!
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