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Create the perfect World Cup atmosphere with Birstall

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

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yellow football against a blue skyImage credit: Joe McCarthy

The World Cup only comes around once every four years; here we take a look at the top three garden accessories from Birstall Garden and Leisure Centre to help you make the most of the worldwide football celebration while it’s here.

Whether you’re creating a World Cup haven in your garden with the television outside, or watching the games inside and continuing the party in the garden afterwards, these top three products will make sure you enjoy every moment!

Weber Spirit Classic e210 gas bbq

With all of England’s World Cup games kicking off in the evening, the Weber Spirit Classic barbeque will keep all your guests satisfied with some top-notch food flavour; with two stainless steel burners the compact design has a 26,000 BTU per hour input giving a sleek yet powerful grill capable of cooking all your favourite food to perfection.

Camelot hexagonal easy-up gazebo

It’s impossible to guarantee the British weather, but you can be sure that you’ll always be dry when you’re enjoying your World Cup party with the Camelot – hexagonal easy-up gazebo. The pull down mesh nets, weatherproof frame and UV resistant canopy offer complete comfort and guarantee your World Cup celebrations won’t be called off because of the rain.

patio heater

With many of the World Cup games going on into the early hours of the morning, a patio heater is a much-needed garden accessory to keep you cosy all the way through until extra time. A ThermoFilm gas patio heater uses a high-grade stainless steel burner which heats an area of up to six metres while making only a quiet whisper, so you’ll be toasty warm without being distracted by any excess heater noise.

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Get these World Cup garden must-haves now and enjoy them all summer long!

Established in 1969, Birstall has 45 years’ experience kitting out gardens & outdoor spaces and was the first online garden retailer in the UK, 15 years ago.

In the frame

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

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rolled up vintage Sunday Express poster

We bought these two posters last week…

vintage 1960s Sunday Express bill poster illustrating 'Soccer'

detail from vintage Sunday Express newspaper stand poster illustrating 'Soccer'

… they’re news stand posters dating from the 1960s – and quite rare survivors.

vintage Sunday Express news stand poster advertising staff writer & illustrator, Veronica Papworth

detail of vintage Sunday Express news stand poster advertising staff writer & illustrator, Veronica Papworth

Most would be thrown away and replaced the following day without a thought… but someone decided to take these home.

original vintage 'Blackpool' travel poster

detail of original vintage 'Blackpool' travel poster

We’re accumulating lots of vintage posters at the moment.

framed original vintage 'Westworld' film poster

detail of original vintage 'Westworld' film poster

They’re perfect for filling the walls in our antiques centre pitch.

view of the H is for Home pitch showing various framed original vintage posters

view of the H is for Home antiques centre pitch showing various original vintage posters view of the H is for Home pitch in the antiques centre showing a framed vintage original 'Whitby' travel poster

view of the H is for Home pitch in the antiques centre showing various framed original vintage posers

Travel posters, advertising and film memorabilia.

original vintage 'Great Yarmouth' travel poster

detail from original vintage 'Great Yarmouth' travel poster

detail from original vintage 'Great Yarmouth' travel poster

We look out for strong graphics & artwork – or favourite subjects.

detail of original vintage 'Carefree by Coach' travel poster

detail of original vintage 'Carefree by Coach' travel poster

detail from original vintage 'Coney Beach' travel poster

detail from original vintage 'Coney Beach' travel poster

Framing is quite expensive (particularly when the item is about 6 feet tall as in the case of this Rollerball poster!)

Framed original vintage 1970s 'Rollerball' film poster

Framed vintage original 1970s 'Rollerball' film poster

Framed original vintage 1970s 'Rollerball' film poster

It’s well worth it for the end result.

Framed original vintage 1970s 'Kes' film poster

We’re trying to be strict with ourselves, but the odd one or two have sneaked onto our walls at home – for a while at least!

vinyage original 'Thomas Crown Affair' film poster

original vintage 'Barbarella' film poster

The majority will be on display and available to buy from Picture House Antiques in Todmorden.

framed original vintage 'Great Yarmouth' travel poster

detail of original vintage 'Great Yarmouth' travel poster

If any of them really take your fancy, we could look into getting them delivered.

framed original vintage 'Whitby' travel poster

detail of original vintage 'Whitby' travel poster

detail of original vintage 'Whitby' travel poster

We’re adding to the collection all the time – we’ll try to show any new acquisitions on our Flickr pages.

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