Thank you very much for your support in our
attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest
diameter hanging basket. However, it is with regret that I have to inform
you that as a result of the extreme weather conditions on Monday 25 June,
the basket partly planted up, shifted slightly on its frame.
In view of this and in the interests of safety, the Project Team had no alternative
but to abandon the Challenge on this occasion.
The atrocious weather conditions caused havoc on our project
as it has in so many other places across the country and on behalf of the
Project Team we wish to thank everyone involved for your resolute support.
World Record Largest Diameter Hanging Basket Challenge
Purpose: To break the world record and raise funds for social
and therapeutic horticultural charities and organisations
Basket: 11 metres in diameter, 50 tonnes in weight, made
from scaffold poles, constructed by the army.
Venue: Basket to sit on a sleeper plinth in Centenary Square,
Time: Build will start on June 17th and reain in place until
the 30th September 2006
Suspension of the Basket: 24hr period - 6pm 12th July to
6.30pm 13th July 2006 - height not in excess of 3 metres
Verification of Challenge: Throughout the 24hr period by
A brave & ambitious project that was humbly supported by our plinth of
railway sleepers. Thankfully it wasn't them that caused the abandonment of
the attempt !!