Guinness World Record Attempt

ohwhatalotSaturday 13th September 2014 at 11am (participants to gather from 10am)

Grand Regency Costumed Promenade and attempt to break the Guinness World RecordsTM record for

“The Largest Gathering of People Dressed in Regency Costumes”

Don’t miss your opportunity to become a world record holder, simply:-

  • Purchase a ticket for the Grand Regency Promenade from our online giftshop
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  • Dress in Regency costume (see below) as stipulated by Guinness World RecordsTM  and join the Promenade

Specific guidelines for ‘Largest Gathering of People Dressed in Regency Costumes’

All participants must be fully dressed in Regency costume outfit.

  1. Males in knee-high boots, tail or long great coats, tall neckties, floppy shirts and tight breeches.
  2. Males can also be dressed in military or navy uniform of the period.
  3. Females in full-length dresses with a high waistline, low cut necks and bonnet.
  4. All participants must carry and wear the necessary accessories to complete the costume, e.g. hat or bonnet, reticule, gloves, Spencer jacket or pelisse or shawl. Additionally such items as a parasol, fan, cane or walking stick are not essential but can form part of the outfit.
  5. All participants must be in position simultaneously and remain so for a minimum of 5 minutes.
  6. A loud start and finish signal (a whistle) will be used. Two experienced timekeepers will time the attempt with stopwatches accurate to 0.01 seconds.
  7. All participants must wear the costume for the entirety of the attempt.

General Information for participants

  • The attempt will take place before the start of the Grand Regency Promenade, inside the Assembly Rooms at 11am
  • The organisation making the attempt is The Jane Austen Festival and it will be made on Saturday 13th September 2014 in Bath, England.
  • Attendance numbers will be accurately confirmed by means of registration into a logbook in order to count the participants.
  • The two overall independent witnesses will confirm the exact and final figure of total participants in their statements.
  • Sufficient stewards will be involved to ratify that all the contestants fully participate in the attempt – stewards will be placed in such a way that every part of the record attempt area is visible to the officials.
  • Every participant will print and sign their name in the logbook, please do not use ‘ditto’ marks.

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