A World Record attempt in Bangor – for simultaneous Christmas cracker pulling – has been postponed due to a shortfall in the number of stewards required and the inability to secure permission to fly a drone above the event.

The event, which was organised by The Bangor Business Improvement District, was planned for Thursday 6th December, and it was hoped that over a thousand people would attend and attempt to beat the existing World Record, which currently stands at 1,077.

The event was planned for 11am on Thursday, with school children from Bangor’s schools as well as members of their families, Bangor residents, and students from University joining together to attempt to beat the record. Despite the postponement it’s hope the World Record attempt can be rearranged in the future.

A statement on the Bangor BID Facebook Page read: “Unfortunately, due to various reasons, including a shortfall in the number of stewards required and the inability to secure permission to fly a drone above the event (the number of stewards and the drone are key to the process of verifying the record attempt), it is with a heavy heart that we have decided to postpone the Guinness World Record Attempt.

“We hope to undertake this attempt in the near future and your support will be greatly appreciated at that time.”