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Nottinghamshire record breakers

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Oldest, biggest, smallest, tallest... Nottinghamshire has them all - meet the county's record breakers.

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1 - Longest unbeaten run
Nottingham Forest were undefeated in 42 consecutive first division matches from November 20, 1977 to December 9, 1978.
2 - Largest trifle
Students at the Clarendon College of Further Education, Nottingham, made a sherry trifle weighing 3.13 tonnes (6,896 lb), including 91 litres (20 gallons) of sherry, at the Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham, on the 26th September, 1990.
3 - Biggest square
Nottingham boasts the biggest market square in England at 5.5 acres.
4 - Oldest and biggest fair
The Goose Fair visited Nottingham for the 708th year this October and is the biggest and oldest travelling fair in the country
5 - Oldest pub / oldest inn
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem pub on Castle Road has been serving the locals since 1189 A.D, making it the oldest inn in the country. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem claims to be the oldest pub.
6 - Smallest cinema
The Screen Room cinema on Broad Street, Nottingham, has just 21 customer seats and claims to be the smallest in the world.
7 - Most people in a car
In October 1985 students at the University of Nottingham managed to fit 27 people into a Ford Sierra car.
8 - Most sports facilities
Nottingham has more sports facilities per head of the population than anywhere else in Europe.
9 - Oldest club
Nottingham is home to the oldest football club in the country, Notts County, formed in 1862.
10 - Deepest toned bell
The Little John bell, which hangs below the dome of Nottingham’s Council House clock, is the deepest toned bell in Britain and weighs 10.5 tonnes.
11 - Largest rangoli
A local artist broke a world record by creating a huge traditional Indian picture made of lentils, rice, pasta and fruit on Nottingham's Old Market Square to help launch the second Artsparks Festival in February 2003. [more]
12 - Most pubs
Nottingham has the highest number of pubs per 1000 people in Britain according to Men's Fitness magazine's Second Annual Survey (2003).
13 - Most points in a rugby union career
William Henry Dusty Hare (b. November 29, 1952) scored 7,337 points in first-class games from 1971–89, comprising 1,800 for Nottingham, 4,427 for Leicester, 240 for England, 88 for the British Isles, and 782 in other representative matches.
14 - Most senior soccer apperances
Peter Shilton (UK) made a record 1,390 senior appearances, including a record 1,005 League appearances: 286 for Leicester City (1966–74), 110 for Stoke City (1974–77), 202 for Nottingham Forest (1977–82), 188 for Southampton (1982–87), 175 for Derby County (1987–92), 34 for Plymouth Argyle (1992–94), 1 for Bolton Wanderers (1995) and 9 for Leyton Orient (1996–97); 1 League play-off, 86 FA Cups, 102 League Cups, 125 internationals, 13 Under-23s, 4 Football League XIs and 53 various European and other club competitons.
15 - Most beer mats flipped
Nottingham's Mat Hand flipped and caught a pile of 112 beermats on May 9, 2001, at Waterstone's Bookshop Gallery, Nottingham, UK. It took Matt over 4 hours and 129 attempts before he broke the previous record of 111.
16 - Longest ever table tennis rally
Nottingham's Mat Hand completed the longest ever table tennis rally - lasting a whopping five hours, eight minutes and 22 seconds - at the Bonington Gallery on Tuesday, 9th December 2003.
17 - Grape Eating
Nottingham's Mat Hand also holds the official Guinness World Record for grape-eating – he managed to devour 133 grapes in 3 minutes on November 8, 2001 – and on the same day took the record for pea eating, cocktail-sticking 211 peas, one at a time, into his mouth in 3 minutes.
18 - Most wickets in first class cricket
England's Wilfred Rhodes took 4,187 wickets (at an average of 16.71 runs each) playing for Yorkshire and England between 1898-1930. Rhodes had a right hand bat batting style and slow arm left orthodox bowling style. He made his test debut in 1899, against Australia in Nottingham.
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