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Guinness World Record

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD FOR THE LONGEST LINE OF BUNTING

In the lead up to Village Green in 2009, and as part of our launch celebrations for our newly renovated house, Chalkwell Hall, Metal launched a borough-wide attempt to break the world record for the longest line of bunting across Southend on Sea.

We worked with schools, community groups, scouts, the Women's Institute and a wide range of individuals from across the region to create the 9000 flags needed to make a line of bunting the length of Southend's iconic pier (1.33 miles long / 2158m).

Over the course of six months the individual, hand-made flags poured in, made from recycled curtains, jeans and other materials - exquisitely decorated with embroidery, sequins, applique and personal messages.

On 27th October 2009 we made our official challenge to the Guinness World Record and hung the entire length in the trees at Chalkwell Park. We were officially awarded Guinness World Record status a few days later.

Our official recorded length is 2,159.30m, breaking the old record by a massive 654.58m.

To give you an insight into what a mammoth undertaking this was, some of the strict guidelines are included in our bunting pack that was sent out to all the many willing participant. Click here to download it.

A time-lapse animation of the bunting being installed at the Chalkwell Park:




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