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Caister man's special Valentine's card

PUBLISHED: 09:55 16 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:42 30 June 2010

One Norfolk woman was given a rather special Valentine's Day card - one so big it had to be delivered by a lorry.

Keith Lawson decided to surprise his new girlfriend June Greenway by arranging for a 20ft by 10ft banner to be draped on the side of a lorry parked on a route he knew she would take on Valentine's Day.

One Norfolk woman was given a rather special Valentine's Day card - one so big it had to be delivered by a lorry.

Keith Lawson decided to surprise his new girlfriend June Greenway by arranging for a 20ft by 10ft banner to be draped on the side of a lorry parked on a route he knew she would take on Valentine's Day.

The advert, which cost Mr Lawson £500, was taken to the First and Last pub near Caister on Sea, which is on the route he had arranged for Miss Greenway and her friend to pass on their way to a shopping trip in Great Yarmouth.

Miss Greenway, who is a 33-year-old mental health nurse from Rollesby, said she was “flabbergasted” when she saw the banner.

She said: “It's the biggest gesture anyone's ever done for me. I got told I was going shopping in Yarmouth but Keith said to make sure I looked nice, so while I had my suspicions I had no idea what he had organised.

“My friend Maureen was driving and when we went past, I thought 'oh my god!' and put my head in my hands, I just couldn't believe it. We have only been out a few times really so I'd never have expected something so grand. Next year I will probably get a saucepan or something!”

Mr Lawson, 34, a property manager from Stalham, had the idea a week and a half ago after seeing the van parked on the pub's forecourt, and contacted Brandon-based firm Telegramvans, which specialises in large-scale advertising, to arrange the surprise.

He said: “I thought it would be a laugh and something different. I had arranged it so a friend would drive her past the pub on their way to Yarmouth, but she didn't get as far as that, she got to the roundabout and then turned around and came back. She was so shocked and had the shakes.”

The couple then went for a romantic dinner at Dunston Hall.

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