Norwich City flying high after scaffolding company replaces Ipswich colours on City Hall tower

After a Norfolk scaffolding company faced criticism over covering the clock tower in Ipswich Town co

After a Norfolk scaffolding company faced criticism over covering the clock tower in Ipswich Town colours, they have now been changed to yellow and green. Picture: David R. Gray (L) Antony Kelly (R) - Credit: Archant

It's another derby victory for Norwich City.

Norwich City Hall clock tower surrounded by yellow and green safety netting. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

Norwich City Hall clock tower surrounded by yellow and green safety netting. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

For weeks, City Hall's tower has been shrouded in blue and white sheeting - the colour of rivals Ipswich Town - to mask scaffolding as it undergoes repairs.

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But today the Canaries are flying high again - thanks to the offending colours being replaced with green and yellow.

Norwich City Hall clock tower surrounded by yellow and green safety netting. Picture : ANTONY KELLY

Norwich City Hall clock tower surrounded by yellow and green safety netting. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

City Hall was the source of controversy last month over the choice of colours that cocooned the tower as it underwent 14 weeks of building work.

Norwich clock tower from Gentleman's Walk. Picture: Louisa Baldwin

Norwich clock tower from Gentleman's Walk. Picture: Louisa Baldwin - Credit: Archant

MORE: 'That is the highest Ipswich will be in any league': Norwich fans react as City Hall tower wrapped in blue and whiteNorwich promoter David R Gray tweeted back in April: 'hats off to the Ipswich-based scaffolding company that have wrapped the clock tower of Norwich City Hall in blue and white #itfc #ncfc', which was retweeted more than 500 times.

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Those responsible were Narfold Scaffolding in Swaffham, working on the £200,000 City Hall project alongside Norwich City Council and Historic England, but they insisted blue and white were their company colours and not chosen because of allegiance to the Tractor Boys.


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But Narfold Scaffolding contractor JB Specialist Refurbishments, based in Huntingdon, near Cambridge, which is working on the clock tower, changed the sheeting to yellow and green this week as the next stage of repairs gets underway.

Joe Brown tweeted: '#Norwich City Hall clock tower scaffolding draped in more Norwich-appropriate colours.'

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Norwich City finished 8th in the Championship for the 2016/17 season, eight places above their rivals.

JB Specialist Refurbishments have been contacted and we are waiting for comment.

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