World Record officially broken at Sheffield Meadowhall 25th anniversary celebration

Mathew Ayris broke a Guinness World Record at Meadowhall Shopping Centre

Mathew Ayris broke a Guinness World Record at Meadowhall Shopping Centre

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Sheffield shoppers were given the chance to make their mark in the record books over the weekend to celebrate Meadowhall’s 25th anniversary.

The shopping centre, opened in 1990, played host to a raft of events and activities on Saturday and Sunday to mark the milestone.

A live record attempt was held every hour in the centre on Saturday, including the fastest time taken to stack 20 Lego bricks and the most t-shirts put on in 30 seconds.

A Guinness World Record was officially handed to shopper Mathew Ayris, who broke the record for the most front and back hand claps in 30 seconds with 49 claps.

As part of the celebrations, a series of ‘heart’ installations have been put up in the centre to celebrate Sheffield institutions, including Darnall Forum and The Star.

Many Sheffield residents also praised the centre.

Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield, under construction in 1990

Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield, under construction in 1990

Erica-Jayne Finney said: “Happy birthday Meadowhall. I’m from Rotherham and it wasn’t until I moved away that I realised just how useful it really is. Whether you love it or hate it, I think everyone can agree that Sheffield wouldn’t be the same without Meadowhall!”

James Milner added: “Although it can be hectic, I love Meadowhall, been going there since the day it opened its doors.”

Joe Duxbury and Adam Camps practise for the most T-shirts record attempt

Joe Duxbury and Adam Camps practise for the most T-shirts record attempt

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