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Madness At Jane Austen Festival Of Trainers

by | 19th, September 2009

austenIN Bath Jane Austen fans are attempting to set a new world record for the largest number of people dressed in Regency Costume.

The record stands at 12 million, set on August 23rd 1818. But organisers of The Grand Regency Promenade, part of the annual Jane Austen Festival are optimistic, buoyed by little known fact that the Prince Regent was a fan of replica football kits and trainers.

The rules are fierce:

Walkers should mass at the Roman Baths and make their way to The Assembly Rooms. To set a record, walkers will need to remain together for 10 minutes.

Great news for the BBC, which will film the segment and pass it off as a costume drama. Also on the walk are the 32nd Cornwall Regiment and a group of hobby horse-riding enthusiasts called The Dandy Chargers.

And to put the tin lid on the niceties, Kelly Walpole and Ian Charlesworth from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, will accompany the promenade before getting married at 1600 BST in a Regency wedding at Bath’s Guildhall.
After exchanging vows, the couple will stand in front of the Royal Crescent to hear a volley of shots fired by the Cornwall Regiment.

Then it’s kebabs all round!

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