Eastbourne has fallen short of breaking a world record.
On Saturday (3 December), people joined together to attempt the record for the most people simultaneously pulling a Christmas cracker, lining Grove Road and South Street.
1,100 people were needed, but the target couldn’t quite be reached. Former Eastbourne MP, Stephen Lloyd, who was one of the official adjudicators told Eastbourne Buzz, "We didn't quite pull it off with around 800 people joining in. And all the work and organisation done by the Little Chelsea Traders for this world record attempt means they've certainly set the groundwork. And the whole thing was enormous fun. I'd like to thank everyone who turned up and made it such a fantastic and fun event for the town. Now for next year........"