No Men In Tights Here!
(Rob From The Rich Jones)
The Sheriff of Nottingham usually has to work pretty hard to find Robin Hood... But not today... Today he found 1,116 of them! In fact, all the Robin Hoods (or is that Robins Hood?) converged on Nottingham Castle to beat the world record for people dressed as Robin Hood! And for once, the Sheriff of Nottingham didn't try to arrest any of them... He just counted them...
It all started when the current Nottingham Castle manager, Dave Green, decided to see if he could break the old record of 606 people and also show off the town and its history... "It was all about bringing people together and we have certainly done that," he said... "Nottingham is obviously very proud of Robin Hood and we wanted to show how proud."
Very proud, in fact... The opportunity to be Robin Hood for a day - the only rules were you had to wear hat with a feather, a green or brown tunic and trousers and leather footwear - was enough to attract merry men and women from as far away as Canada and Australia!
"The thing about the Robin Hood record is that anyone can take part," Green added, "everyone is welcome, as long as you are prepared to make a bit of a fool of yourself..."