1066 Country no stranger to Guinness Book of Records

The Savoy Kicks at Bexhill Roaring 20s. Picture by Stephen Curtis
The Savoy Kicks at Bexhill Roaring 20s. Picture by Stephen Curtis

Today (Thursday, August 27) marks 60 years since the Guinness Book of Records was first published.

Over the years it has verified countless amazing record breakers and 1066 Country has been no stranger to appearing in the book.

The world record attempt at Pelham Beach, Hastings, on Pirate Day in July 2012. Picture by Tony Coombes Photography

The world record attempt at Pelham Beach, Hastings, on Pirate Day in July 2012. Picture by Tony Coombes Photography

In July 2012, Hastings made the record books after achieving the largest gathering of pirates on Pelham Beach.

A total of 14,231 participants turned up dressed as seadogs and buccaneers at the Pirate Day celebrations organised by Roger Crouch and his team.

Last year the most national capital cities visited in 24 hours by scheduled transport was achieved by Barnaby Davies, from Hastings, who visited London, Paris, Brussels, Ljubljana, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest on April 15 and 16, 2014.

As well as breaking the world record, he raised more than $300 for ECPAT (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking), an organisation dedicated to combating child sex trafficking.

In Bexhill in 2009 the world’s oldest spider cobweb was found on a beach by brothers Jamie and Jonathan Hiscocks. Encased in amber formed approximately 140 million years ago during the Cretaceous period, its silk is also the world’s oldest specimen of spider gossamer.

Last month, Bexhill shimmied its way into the record books, smashing the record for the World’s Largest Charleston Dance.

A grand total of 503 enthusiastic flappers danced to a five-minute routine on the seafront by the De La Warr Pavilion, as part of the Roaring 20s event.

The dancers beat the previous record of 356 held by the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and Oberon region of New South Wales, Australia.

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