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Help the Burton Break a World Record

The Burton Art Gallery, owned and run by Torridge District Council, is celebrating the Olympic Flame coming to Bideford by attempting to break a world record for the longest line of bunting.

Schools and Groups are already joining in, and now it's your turn!

Would you like to help? The Burton will be creating bunting throughout March and for the whole of April so if you would like to get creative and make a section of bunting for the record attempt please get in touch.

Why not also join staff from Torridge and the Burton on Sunday 25th March in Victoria Park, from 11am, when they will be running 'Drop in Bunting Making' as part of the Bideford Sports Relief Mile.

Hopefully with your help they will make enough bunting to wrap the Burton, and break the record for the longest line of bunting ever, in time for the Olympic Torch coming through Bideford on the 21st May.

Councillor Jane Whittaker, Lead Member for Culture, says: "With over 300 participants for the Lantern Parade last year the Burton thought it would be a great idea to set up another community participation project. We are very excited that the Olympic Flame is coming to Torridge and are keen to mark the occasion with this memorable record attempt. We are delighted that we can be a part of the Olympic celebration by hosting the torch on its way to London and would love people to get involved."

You can keep updated on how the bunting project is going via the Burton's website at: and the Burton's facebook page. If you want to get involved in this world record attempt contact the Burton on 01237 471455 or email them at:

19 March 2012