Guinness World Record

It’s official! The Sir Peter Blake Trust breaks a Guinness World Record!

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 in Germany.

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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