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Welly Wanging World Record broken at Holsworthy & Stratton Show?

Official Confirmation Awaited...


The attempt to break the Guinness World Record for welly wanging seemed to be a great success, following a mass throw by 800 participants at Holsworthy & Stratton Show on Thursday 23 August.  Mole Valley Farmers was delighted to work with their welly supplies Footsure, who kindly donated the 800 wellies for the attempt. The previous record was 636 wellies.

Ian Rolinson, member of the show committee and Commercial Business Manager for Mole Valley Farmers Holsworthy store says:


“To ensure we met the Guinness World Record criteria, the event was run like a military operation, with every single one of the participants counted into the arena before the throw and counted out again following it.  The whole thing was filmed by Mole Valley Farmers and this video has  been sent to the Guinness Book of Record to be analysed.  To our reckoning we had four people disqualified, but this still left 796 throwers.  We are not quite sure when we will hear the official decision one way or another, but on the day we the Committee were definitely of the opinion that that we had achieve the new world record!”

The welly boots will now be taken to Mole Valley Farmers’ Holsworthy store, to be paired up and sorted, before being collected by a member of Launceston Rotary Club. They have been in contact with the Refugee Support Group and the wellingtons will be exported to help people in Africa.”


Source Details

 Susi Atkinson

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