Weymouth Jigsaw Wins World Record
7:46am 14th June 2013
It's official... Weymouth has its own Guinness World Record holder for jigsaws!
Dave Evans was told yesterday (13th June) that he'd achieved the record for The Largest Jigsaw puzzle, hand cut with the most pieces, and he called Wessex FM to tell us straight away.
He spent over 200 hours cutting the wooden puzzle in Brewers Quay earlier this year, but has since become more famous for its collapse!
He received national media attention when over 40,000 wooden pieces fell to the floor. Dave can now joke about it telling Wessex FM, "Oh, I've been turned into a big global superstar...well; the puzzle is I don't know about me."
He revealed to Wessex FM that the official count of the pieces in the puzzle came to 40, 763.
We asked Dave how he planned to celebrate his record breaking achievement, he said "Well I was going to work, but now I've decided that 'll have to do a few things, finish a bit early, and take my wife out for a meal. After all, she's put up with me going on about this for ten years, she deserves something!"
The puzzle is currently on display at the Queen's residence in Sandringham, and after it will be auctioned with the money raised going to Help For Heroes.