World Record Bunting!

I mentioned a few weeks back that I been a tiny bit involved in a world record attempt at creating the world’s longest bunting, in this post.  I had helped to make some bunting with the WI in Hebden Bridge for the Cragg Vale hill, which will be cycled up during stage two of the Tour de France.

The villagers of Cragg Vale wanted to celebrate their longest continuous hill ascent by streaming bunting along the entire length, and beating the world record in the process. And did they do it?  YES THEY DID!

According to the Guinness Book of World records website, the line of  bunting is 12,115 m 83 cm (39,750 ft 1 in) long (59,939 flags),achieved officially by Sharon Le Corre and Cragg Vale Community Association (both UK) in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK, on 15 June 2014.  That’s over twelve kilometres, an astonishing feat!

Congratulations to them, and all the people who joined in.

Bunting World Record Pic

Image from the Halifax Courier