RECORD RE­TURNS

Charlevill­e has baked its way back into his­tory, re­claim­ing record with 153m of golden damper

Western Times - - FRONT PAGE - Ellen Rans­ley ellen.rans­[email protected]

IT’S of­fi­cial! Charlevill­e is once again the Guin­ness World Record holder for the world’s long­est damper af­ter they out-baked a Swedish group back in July.

IT’S of­fi­cial! Charlevill­e can once again call it­self a world record holder af­ter the Guin­ness World Records con­firmed their at­tempt to bake the world’s long­est damper had risen to the oc­ca­sion.

The sim­ple com­bi­na­tion of flour, wa­ter and salt proved to be a win­ning recipe for Charlevill­e when it made the 153m long at­tempt on July 13 of this year, un­der the watch­ful eye of or­gan­iser Lean­nda Dierke.

❝want We just to thank all the peo­ple who made it a suc­cess. — Lean­nda Dierke

“It’s been a long time com­ing. We pre­vi­ously claimed the world record in 1994 un­til the Swedes out­baked us in 2006,” Ms Dierke said.

“But we have it back now. We’ve got both the world record and the Guin­ness World Record.

“Hope­fully the Swedes don’t take it back, but we’re al­ways up for a chal­lenge.

“It re­ally has been a cul­mi­na­tion of the team­work that went into it.”

Ms Dierke said the record-break­ing at­tempt would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the team­work of Mur­weh Shire Coun­cil, Charlevill­e Fish­ing Club, Chefs Choice Char­coal, many lo­cal busi­nesses and the bak­ers them­selves.

“We had the help of lots of peo­ple around town,” she said.

“We’re all very happy it’s back. We just want to thank all the peo­ple who made it a suc­cess.”

Hun­dreds of peo­ple from around Aus­tralia headed to the at­tempt back in July.

There is a for­mal pre­sen­ta­tion at Mur­weh Shire Coun­cil this morn­ing.

PHOTO: OPTIX PHOTOGRAPH­IX

WORLD RECORD: Charlevill­e once again holds the Guin­ness World Record for the World’s Long­est Damper.

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