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England fan digs 1966 wedding waistcoat out for Waistcoat Wednesday

PUBLISHED: 16:27 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 16:42 11 July 2018

Norman Gay and his wife Anita with the waistcoat he wore on their wedding day in 1966. Picture: Ian Burt

Norman Gay and his wife Anita with the waistcoat he wore on their wedding day in 1966. Picture: Ian Burt

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World Cup fever is sweeping the nation and Gareth Southgate’s waistcoats have made him a style icon.

Norman Gay and his wife Anita on their wedding day in 1966. Norman Gay and his wife Anita on their wedding day in 1966.

And in honour of what has become known as Waistcoat Wednesday, Norman Gay has decided to dig out his wedding waistcoat - from 1966.

The 76-year-old, who married his wife Anita just weeks after England beat West Germany to lift the World Cup, is hoping the waistcoat will act as a good luck charm.

East Anglian Air Ambulance staff proudly supporting Waistcoat Wednesday. Picture: @EastAngliAirAmb East Anglian Air Ambulance staff proudly supporting Waistcoat Wednesday. Picture: @EastAngliAirAmb

It may not fit him anymore but the waistcoat will be hanging up for tonight’s game against Croatia and the final on Sunday, should England progress.

“I think Southgate is very good,” said Mr Gay who will be watching the game with his wife. “I hope they have a very good game and we shall be watching it.”

Staff at the North and South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group taking part in waistcoat Wednesday. Picture: NHS North Norfolk CCG and South Norfolk CCG Staff at the North and South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group taking part in waistcoat Wednesday. Picture: NHS North Norfolk CCG and South Norfolk CCG

Staff at the East Anglian Air Ambulance wore their waistcoats with pride - above their uniforms - in support of the team and Southgate.

And they weren’t the only ones, staff at KLFM, Elveden Estate, and the North and South Norfolk Clinical Commission Group were also sporting their waistcoats.

The Great Yarmouth reporting team cheer on England
Picture: Yasmin Cunningham The Great Yarmouth reporting team cheer on England Picture: Yasmin Cunningham

KLFM staff in their waistcoats. Picture: @KLFM967 KLFM staff in their waistcoats. Picture: @KLFM967

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