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One of the questions on a TV quiz show tonight was “What is the World Record for the most people squeezed into a Classic Mini”?
The answer was 27, and it was set in 2014, on Brighton Beach.
It reminded me of the time I was doing publicity photographs for the late Louis Parker at his Stables Night Club in St Asaph back in the late 70s.
During my stint there, they had their sights set on several World Records, including the one for most people in a mini. I don’t recall the actual numbers but I do remember that on the initial attempt they only equalled the then record even though he had selected the most petite girls.
Not to be defeated, he declared that they’d stand a far better chance if the girls weren’t wearing clothes.
He was right. They squeezed one more to claim the new World Record.
Three weeks later, they used the same tactic for “Most bodies in a Red Phone box”.
📷On both occasions, I was hard-pressed to find a photograph that the staid local press would publish uncensored! 🤓🤪😎