Sir Peter Blake broke a few records in his time, and 2011 the
Sir Peter Blake Trust became the official holder of the Guinness
World Record for the longest clothesline of socks. The record
previously stood at 2324m and was held by Tripsdrill Amusement Park
On June 30th the Trust team - together with His
Excellency the Governor General, Sir Anand Satyanand and Lady
Satyanand, the Honourable Fran Wilde and an army of volunteers from
Westpac, the Ministry for the Environment, Intercontinental Hotel
Group, Bunnings Lyall Bay, Cancer Council NZ, the Wellington
Phoenix, Holy Cross School and Thorndon School - pegged a record
35,128 red socks on 3,174 metres of clothes line in challenging
weather conditions at Westpac Stadium, Wellington.
The Trust's record breaking attempt included socks strung up by
Westpac branches and schools from Auckland to Invercargill in the
weeks leading up to the event.
In addition to the organisations listed above, the Trust would
also like to thank Westpac Stadium, the Gallagher Group, PBT,
Vortex International, Mitre 10, Beca, Chapman Tripp, Mike Fokker
(JP) and Neil Mackenzie (photographer) and Astoria Cafe for making
the attempt a reality.
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