Brookmans Park Village Day sets new world record

A WORLD record was broken at an annual Times Territory festival.

This year’s Brookmans Park Village Day saw an attempt by organisers to assemble the largest group of nursery rhyme characters in history, following a fancy dress parade through the village with adults and children dressed as their favourite faces from folklore.

On a rain-hit day, the sun still shone as the procession reached Brookmans Park Primary School for the official Guinness World Records adjudication, where it was confirmed that they had indeed set a new world record of 396 people.

The rest of the day was left to enjoy the various stalls, rides and attractions on offer at the school’s playing fields, while an auction – which included a backstage meeting with JLS and a trip to White Hart Lane with Brookmans Park resident Gary Mabbutt – raised around �6,000 for the school.

Village Day organiser Helen Coffer said: “We were absolutely delighted with the sheer volume of people that dressed up.

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“We were blessed throughout the fancy dress parade and the world record attempt with sun – it was only during the auction that it started to rain.

“We haven’t added up all the money we’ve raised from the day, but lets just say it looks like its going to be a bumper year.”

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Brookmans Park Primary School headteacher Nathan Hairon added: “It was wonderful to see the community taking part so whole-heartedly in Village Day, and we would like to thank them for their generosity and spirit.”

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