It was a case of forever growing bubbles as a North Wales town became the base for multiple world record attempts.
Caernarfon Castle was chosen as the venue to end the weekend’s Bubble Daze festival in the town, which brought bubble artists from all over the globe.
More than 200 artisans in the field of bubbles came from as far afield as South Korea and Argentina to ply their craft alongside homegrown bubble manipulators.
Within the castle walls, two world records were definitely successful, according to Guinness World Record adjudicator Anna Orford.
She said: “One of the records attempted was for the largest indoor bubble, but we will have to examine that later with the aid of a computer.
“The record for the most people simultaneously making giant balloons was broken. There were 318 people within the castle, beating the previous record of 250.”
A giant balloon is classed as bigger than the face of the person who is making it.
Ms Orford added: “Loads of children took part and it was really lovely. We also got the record for the most people simultaneously making bubbles with ‘garland wands’ – that was 317 people.”
A garland wand is a device which produces multiple bubbles, and participants had to drop it into the bubble solution and keep making bubbles for two minutes.
There are a few other records which will need verifying before they are confirmed, but the Guinness adjudicator said it looks like the record for the most bubbles blown from a single dip was also popped.
Ms Orford estimated there were more than 300 – beating the previous total of 79 – but she has the onerous job of counting them when she gets back to her London base.
Next stop for her is Switzerland, after going to the Netherlands, London, Spain and North Wales this week, but she says adjudicating on record attempts in Caernarfon Castle was something special.
She said: “It was a sea of bubbles within the castle walls. There was that magical moment when time stood still – just music and bubbles.”
Source : DailyPost