From the Banksy wall last week, to the Jubilee streets of the Nation this week … We all know that bunting has become all the rage recently and a common “must have” accessory at any party. So, it’s no surprise it was the compulsory part to complete many Jubilee street parties this bank holiday weekend!! Streets were lined with red, white and blue flags blowing ripples of our patriotic colours to honour the royal celebrations.
Everyone from craft enthusiasts, to primary school children have been busy creating, cutting and sewing the festive triangles in preparation and one village in particular appears to have been especially busy. Schools, community groups and local villagers of Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire, have collectively been busy over the last 3 months!! Their achievement = 14,000 individually decorated flags that have been sewn together and displayed to reveal the longest ever line of bunting!!
The previous world record was set last year, totalling 3,427.94m. But it seems the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee unleashed a new battle of the bunting, as community and competitive spirits were raised!! At the moment, Clumber Park have officially beaten last year’s record (a trundle wheel confirmed the stretch of 3,800m flags), BUT will it be a short lived victory??
Any of our Home Sewing Community ready to go for 15,000 flags??!! 🙂