England fan digs 1966 wedding waistcoat out for Waistcoat Wednesday

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

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

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. - Credit: Archant

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

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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.

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

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

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.

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'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

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

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.

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The Great Yarmouth reporting team cheer on EnglandPicture: Yasmin Cunningham

The Great Yarmouth reporting team cheer on EnglandPicture: Yasmin Cunningham - Credit: Archant

KLFM staff in their waistcoats. Picture: @KLFM967

KLFM staff in their waistcoats. Picture: @KLFM967 - Credit: Archant

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