Line in the sand for record attempt

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Today hundreds of people in Scarborough helped to smash the world record for the most sand castles by more than 100.

They built 683 sand castles in an hour – beating the previous total of 571 which was set last year by the people of Duncannon in Ireland.

Sand castle record attempt in Scarborough's South Bay...

Sand castle record attempt in Scarborough's South Bay...

Anne-Lise Rouse, a Guinness World Record adjudicator, said all who took part did very well. She added: “I’m really impressed. The weather conditions could have been terrible but it’s been brilliant – the sand is damp but it makes the sand castle last longer.”