It's going to be Bank Wally-Day Monday!
MAY 31 has been declared Bank “Wally-Day” Monday in Great Yarmouth with another attempt at a Guinness World Record.Yarmouth will be hoping for the largest gathering of people dressed as the Where's Wally book character in one place.
MAY 31 has been declared Bank “Wally-Day” Monday in Great Yarmouth with another attempt at a Guinness World Record.
Yarmouth will be hoping for the largest gathering of people dressed as the Where's Wally book character in one place.
A previous attempt last October was so near, yet so far, with 901 people donning the red and white striped t-shirt and bobble hat - despite more than 1,200 costumes being sold.
According to Guinness World Records the current record is 1,052 people and was achieved by Rutgers University at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, on April 2, 2009.
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The official record attempt in Yarmouth was launched on Wednesday by the Town Centre Partnership in the Market Place with the restoration of a 55ft tall banner of Wally, or Waldo as he is also known.
Town centre manager Jonathan Newman is convinced Yarmouth has an appetite for a second attempt.
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He said: “Everyone had such a great time when we tried this before I am certain many who already have a Wally costume will want to give it another go.”
And in preparation for the day, he has ordered another 1,000 red and white striped t-shirts and bobble hats to supply to potential Wally's who haven't already got a costume. This time, the costumes can be pre-ordered at �6 each, however they will not be available to collect until the morning of the World Record attempt - at 1pm on May 31 in the Market Place.
Anyone wishing to take part will need to register either online at www.gytcp.co.uk/wally or at Books Inside and Boots in Market Gates Shopping Centre and Palmers Department Store in the Market Place. Registering will cost �1 per person which is being equally split between two charities: Macmillan Cancer Care and the Have a Heart appeal which gives money to local children's charities. Where's Wally costumes can also be ordered from each of the shops listed.
The attempt is also being supported by Heart FM.