Some bunting may help our rescue team

Cragg Vale Community Association planned the project - and it was a world beater!
Cragg Vale Community Association planned the project - and it was a world beater!

Unwanted or unclaimed bunting from Cragg Vale’s record breaking effort could help out the area’s rescue team.

In all a colourful 12,115.84 metres of bunting ran the length of Cragg Road to greet cyclists in the Tour De France at the start of the month.

The Cragg Vale Community Association organisers were thrilled when Guinness World Records confirmed that their efforts would see them in the record books.

Now the measuring, official approval and race itself have gone, the team have to arrange for it all to come down.

Contributors who have requested their bunting back have been emailed and the team have apologised if any bunting became torn or hubng up in disconnected lengths - all these things due to the weather, obstacles, snapped bunting tape and other running repairs during and after judging and hanging.

The team are proposing to take the bunting down on Sunday, August 10, starting at 8am at the bottom of the hill.

A team member said: “We have left it up longer due to the fantastic response to the sight of the bunting and to getting all machinery and people necessary for removal together.

“It will not be possible for us to fold the bunting as it comes down, so please could you arrange for yourselves, friends or family to help you take it away. This could be difficult, especially if the weather is bad.”

If nothing is heard back, it will be assumed that the donator no longer wants the bunting and any proceeds from bunting which is not claimed will go towards Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team, which is based in Mytholmroyd

If you wanted to know more about the project, there is a video on YouTube, which has a summary of the measuring and hanging that went on (over a weekend and 20 hours at Turkey Lodge) to achieve the measured continuous stretch of bunting of 52,939 flags to make up the 12.11Km of bunting -