Pompey become kings of the bridge!

FLYING HIGH Pompey flag
FLYING HIGH Pompey flag
Amelia Gould, Head of Engineering at BAE Systems, Naval Ships, Combat Sytems with Year 7 students from Carisbrooke College on The Isle of Wight at Land Rover BAR. From left: Sam I'Anson, Elissa Gildart and Laila Elias     

Picture: Malcolm Wells (180116-3654)

Year of engineering campaign backed by Land Rover BAR

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IN THE Championship, Pompey are making a late promotion push, but in London, the club has spent the past few days on top of the world.

Blues fans Sean Pedelty and Robert Haines have flown the team’s flag from the top of Albert Bridge, in full view of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge and close to Fulham’s Craven Cottage.

The duo, who work for Portsmouth industrial services firm Strada Holdings Ltd, are working on the refurbishment of the bridge in south-west London.

Mr Pedelty said: ‘We’re Pompey fans. Robbie’s a real fan and I follow the club, and when we put up the scaffolding for the refurb of one of the towers, it seemed like too good an opportunity to miss. We put the club on top of the world.’

Though the flag has been taken down along with the scaffolding, the workers won’t rule out a return in the near future.

Mr Pedelty said: ‘We had to remove it when the scaffolding came down, though we hoped it could stay there for good. It’s a good spot, overlooking Stamford Bridge and we’re glad Pompey were kings of the bridge. We’ve still got two more towers to repaint, so we can’t rule out its reappearance.’