Peaky Blinders come to Margate…sort of

Tony and Samantha, with Chu's backdrop, get ready for the Peaky Blinders party

Punters will have a blinding time tonight (December 31) at the Lord Byron pub in Margate.

Pub owner Tony Palmer and landlady, Tony’s daughter Samantha, and regulars are getting kitted out in Peaky Blinders costumes after a brilliant post-Great War, Birmingham backdrop  was created on the boozer walls by artist Chu from Margate Yard Art.

The gripping TV series revolves around a gangster family and begins in 1919 Birmingham. It features the crime gang, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby. The Peaky Blinders name comes from a true-life urban youth gang who were active in the city from the 1890s and were believed to sew razor blades into their caps.

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The fabulous backdrop at the Lord Byron was unveiled today after Chu worked through the night to create it purely from memory. Tony said: “It looks like Banksy has done it, it is just amazing.”

The party starts at 8pm and all are welcome to pop in (don’t forget your cap!).

1 Comment

  1. Should be Pre War, but never seen an authentic themed night this way yet,maybe a shortage of period costume. Midlands do some great ons

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