Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hampshire firefighters beat biggest naan record

Firefighters show off their naan bread Image copyright Royston smith
Image caption Chief fire officer Dave Curry showed off the mammoth naan bread during an event in July

A huge naan bread made by firefighters has been confirmed to be the biggest the world has ever seen.

Led by fire officer Dave Curry, the team created a giant Indian bread, weighing 26kg (57lb 5oz) and measuring 3.79m (12ft 5in) by 1.4m (4ft 7in).

The cooking feat, carried out at the Eastleigh Mela in Hampshire on 6 July, was confirmed as successful on Tuesday by the Guinness World Records.

This beats the 2008 record naan, which weighed 9.5kg (20lb 15oz).

That creation was cooked by Loblaw Companies Limited in Brampton, Ontario, Canada and measured 2.89m (9ft 6in) by 1m (3ft 4in).

Mr Curry said they were "absolutely thrilled" to have the record confirmed.

"We were also able to raise several hundred pounds for charity through selling the naan at the Eastleigh Mela," he said.

"As well as being a record-breaker, it tasted good too as it quickly sold out."

Image copyright Hampshire fire and rescue service
Image caption The giant naan bread smashed the previous record set in 2008 in Canada
Image copyright Royston smith
Image caption The world record attempt also helped to raise money for a number of charities

The Hampshire firefighters' enormous naan bread, which was sold for £3 per portion with a curry, raised money for The Fire Fighters Charity, Water Wells Project and Hampshire Hurricanes.

It was created with the help of Badi Mirchi and Sanjha restaurants.

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