Saw the following lovely nostalgic piece in the Scunthorpe Telegraph:

While England, under Sir Alf, were getting ready to mount their successful challenge to win the World Cup in 1966, another team in Scunthorpe was creating a world first of its own.

For one of the steel town’s most zany achievements was making the world’s biggest sausage in late June 1966.

It was a team effort by 30 master butchers and their staff who assembled the giant in the former Rowland Road Co-op warehouse.

The longest sausage was 3,010ft long and weighed 8.5cwt (hundredweight).

Scunthorpe’s record as world sausage beaters stood unchallenged for almost ten years until April 18, 1976 when it was finally outdone.

Scunthorpe people who bought a portion of the bigger banger received a certificate.

They certified the holder had seen the sausage and contributed 6d (2.5p) towards the Mayor’s Appeal Fund.

The rear of the certificate said: “The longest sausage in the world was made on Wednesday, June 28, 1966, exhibited on Wednesday and Thursday, and sold on Friday, July 1.”

It paid tribute to members of the Scunthorpe and District Butchers’ Association for their donations of pork.

Members at the time included K Abraham, of Earlsgate, Winterton; R Aspinall, Dryden Road, Scunthorpe; J Astbury, Park Street, Winterton; Blanchard and Johnson, West End, Winteringham; G Benson, Skinners Lane, South Ferriby; A Broadbent and son, Laneham Street, Scunthorpe; H Davey and Son, Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe; T H Fisher Ltd, High Street, Scunthorpe; G W Franklin, Market Hall, Scunthorpe; D Jenkins, Market Hall, Scunthorpe; S Kirby, Old Brumby Street, Scunthorpe; F Lazenby, Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe; D Middlemast, High Street, Scunthorpe; C Nottingham, Market Hall, Scunthorpe; A H Phillips, 30 King Street, Winterton; C Smith, Frodingham Road, Scunthorpe; A Spicer, Market Hall, Scunthorpe; F Waters and Sons, Wrawby Street, Brigg; H Watson, Monks Road, Ashby; R Wilkinson, High Street, Scotter.

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Full story from the Scunthorpe Telegraph

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