Published: June 12, 2010
In photos: World Cup football fever sweeps Burnham-On-Sea!



World Cup fever has swept across Burnham-On-Sea this weekend as England kicked off their bid to win the contest.

Pubs, shops, vehicles and homes across the town have been adorned in patriotic red and white St George's flags to show support for the team in South Africa.

Big crowds turned out to watch Saturday's first England game in the tournament, against USA, which ended in a 1-1 draw.

Live TV coverage of England's matches is being shown in pubs and bookmakers in the Burnham - and even at one town centre church.

Burnham Baptist Church has set up a large screen in its church hall for footie fans to cheer along the country's team while enjoying soft refreshments.

"All the England games, plus the Semi-Finals and Final - hopefully still featuring England - will be shown in the church building in College Street. Admission is free and the venue is alcohol free for people that want to enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere," the church's Pastor Steve Ayers told Burnham-On-Sea.com.

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Burnham-On-Sea.com's photos show England supporters in the town on Saturday during the build-up to the team's first game of the World Cup

Charlotte Abrahams in Burnham's Pier Street on Saturday

Pastor Steve Ayers outside the church hall where the games are being screened

The audience inside the Baptist Church hall watched the exciting game unfold

This patriotic Burnham family was adorned in red and white for the big game!

Tom Petch, who plays for Burnham United Under 9s, showing his support

Paul Harding's flag and car in Bathurst close are decorated with England colours!

Send us your photos of how you're marking the World Cup in Burnham!

 


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