At sheringham paper, norfolk uk

@ Sheringham Community Paper - Issue 97 - 13 February 2009

R.N.L.I. Pressing Fundraiser

For John Lynch the decision to pick up an iron on Saturday 10th January ended up with him in deep water. John, 38, from Sheringham laboured over an ironing board whilst he was 12m underwater and wearing scuba gear! 130 other divers joined John in a former quarry in Chepstow, Gloucestershire, trying to break a world record in the sport of extreme ironing underwater. The current holders of most people ironing underwater is held by 72 Australians. In another sporting clash between Britain and Australia, it is thought that John and his colleagues smashed the record.

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The Guinness World Records is now studying underwater footage of Saturday's attempt in the quarry at the National Diving and Activity Centre. It is believed that more than 80 scuba-ironers were caught on film at the same time. To break the record, the divers had to be recorded using an ironing board at least a metre long and be seen ironing an item at least the size of a tea towel.

John owns the boating lake on Cromer seafront and Ice Blue Ice Cream Shop in Sheringham, they have some wonderful flavours, you should give it a try! Saturday's event was organised by the Yorkshire Dive Club to raise funds for the R.N.L.I. and John raised about 350 in sponsorship for his dive.

Below are some photographs of some of John's more exotic dives.

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