Largest bunting line: Girl Guides broke Guinness world record
Kingston upon Hull, UK -- The Humber Bridge was awash with colour as 517 flags, each measuring two metres,
were draped from Hessle to Barton in the name of Comic Relief; the artwork, which spanned the full length of the bridge, was put in place for a few hours on Saturday, setting a new world record for the largest bunting line,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Some of the 517 bunting flags attached to the Humber Bridge.
The Guinness world record for the longest line of bunting is 3,427.94 m (11,246 ft 6 in) long and was achieved by the Fairtrade Foundation (UK) in London, UK.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest flag flown from a flag pole; it was a Mexican national flag measuring 34.3m x 60m (112ft 6.39in x 196ft 10.2in).
The world's largest bunting line made up of 517 flags, each measuring two metres, and individually designed by girl groups as part of the Girl Guiding charity.
The previous world record was 500 flags.
The flags were stitched together by students at the University of Hull, who worked into the early hours of Saturday to get it ready.
It was hoisted into place by Kingstown Works Ltd (KWL), provider of repair and maintenance services, who volunteered their services for free.