Green Fes­ti­val ends with world record

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page -

PETER­BOR­OUGH’S green as­pi­ra­tions were given a boost af­ter set­ting a new world record.

The Green Fes­ti­val fin­ished yes­ter­day, and more than 90 peo­ple and one dog turned up to break the world record for the most peo­ple dressed in green in one place.

Young and old alike wore t-shirts, hats and even shoes to join in the record at­tempt.

Pho­to­graphs of the at­tempt will now be sent to the Guin­ness Book of Records for ver­i­fi­ca­tion, al­though it is thought the record has been bro­ken. Nyree Am­bar- chian, from fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers PECT, said: “We won’t change the world by wear­ing green, but it will raise aware­ness of the cause, and shows Peter­bor­ough is com­mit­ted to be­com­ing En­vi­ron­ment Cap­i­tal.

“We didn’t know how many peo­ple would turn-out for it, so we were pleased with the turn out.”

Help­ing set the record was Todd Par­sons (15) of Or­ton Wis­tow, who wore a waist­coat made of leaves.

Todd said: “I wanted to show my sup­port for the green fes­ti­val. The coat was just an in­ter­est­ing way of show­ing that.”

Pic­ture: DAVID LOWN­DES

GREEN TEAM: The sup­port­ers who helped cre­ate a new world record at Ferry Mead­ows. (METP-06-06-10DL011)

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