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COME ON ENGLAND: Blackburn pub set for big screen World Cup fun
4:00pm Thursday 5th June 2014 in News
THERE will be World Cup fun by the lorry-load at one Blackburn pub.
Landlord Darren Heggie, 35, is aiming to build on the success of four years ago after buying and modifying a lorry trailer into a big screen for the five-week tournament.
Father-of-two Darren, who has run the Havelock Inn for almost eight years, purchased the trailer for £700 and spent a further £1,500 transforming it into a big screen.
The wooden screen has now been erected and painted with special projector-friendly paint.
Last year, the pub hosted a big screen but had to use scaffolding to keep it in place and struggled with lighting issues.
It attracted around 600 people per game and Darren is hoping to repeat that success this time around.
The pub, in Havelock Street, is also set to be draped in a 45ft by 12ft England flag for the duration of the tournament.
Darren said: “It was a great success four years ago and I’m hoping to build on that this time around. We had some issues with it last time, including the light, but we have sorted that now.
“The flag for the front of the pub is currently being finished and it should be ready in time for the first game.”
Children are welcome to attend but not for the first England match which starts at 11pm on Saturday, June 14.
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