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Are you a Wally? Yarmouth needs you

PUBLISHED: 16:01 01 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:11 03 July 2010

MORE people are needed to help Great Yarmouth break into the Guinness World Records for

a Where's Wally? Event.

More than 1,100 people are needed for the Wally Day in Market Place on October 24, to

try and beat the record for the number of people in one place dressed as cartoon character Wally - a record currently held by New York when 1,052 people dressed

as Waldo, Wally's American equivalent.

MORE people are needed to help Great Yarmouth break into the Guinness World Records for

a Where's Wally? Event.

More than 1,100 people are needed for the Wally Day in Market Place on October 24, to

try and beat the record for the number of people in one place dressed as cartoon character Wally - a record currently held by New York when 1,052 people dressed

as Waldo, Wally's American equivalent.

Wally's trademark costume of red stripy shirt, bobble hat and glasses costs £5 and is available from Books Inside in Market Gates and online.

And the world record attempt appeal appears to have spread far beyond Yarmouth. Town centre manager Jonathan Newman said costumes had been sent as far afield as Northern Ireland, Wales and Newcastle.

The attempt is the brainchild of independent bookseller Martin Blackwell from Books Inside in Market Gates shopping centre.

Mr Newman said he was not too concerned about the relatively low figure registering to take part so far.

“We have only just had posters printed. We are just going round the town centre putting the posters up. We have a month to keep pushing the world record attempt and there is a Facebook site where people can register,” he added.

To register for the record attempt and buy your Wally outfit, visit www.gytcp.co.uk/wally

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