Guinness World Record Breakers

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St Georges Primary School and Church in Stockport, Greater Manchester have made it into the Guinness Book of Records by making the worlds largest patchwork jacket.

The Coat of Many Colours measures 42ft 6in (13m) by 18ft 2in (5.5m) and weighs more than 364lbs (165kgs). The church have stated it will be taken apart to make blankets to send to Africa.

A coffee morning is being held  later to celebrate the receipt of the official Guinness Certificate confirming the record set with the coat. It was made for a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, performed by parishioners at the St George’s Festival this summer. Work on the 8,832 squares, which make it up, began last autumn as part of a community knitting project. It took 10 people using ropes to raise it into position for a display above the church choir.

The coat beat the previous Guinness World Record set by a group in the Ukraine.