Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mary Poppins event on Bradman Oval, Bowral

Yesterday Howard and I participated in two World Record attempts on the famous Bradman Oval in Bowral.  PL Travers who wrote the much loved Mary Poppins books lived in Bowral from the age of 7 until 17.  To honour her and have a fun time about 2000 people turned out on the oval in the glorious autumn sunshine to win the record for the world's largest umbrella mosaic.

 It was a very exciting afternoon.
 But the wait was too much for some.

 A spoonful of sugar...
As soon as everyone had been counted and the helicopters were in place to film, it was umbrellas up and wait for the signal.

 We kept our umbrellas aloft for 10 minutes to get the record.
The shape of Mary Poppins with her umbrella aloft was marked on the oval in chalk. This is looking from her chest to her umbrella. The previous record was just over 1000 people so it would seem we beat that with a healthy margin.  
We also made an attempt at the largest number of people doing the hokey pokey with umbrella's aloft.

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