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More than 430 Nigels turn up for bizarre event

Posted on Wednesday, 2 October, 2019 | Comment icon 5 comments

How common is your name ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Travis Wise
The world's largest congregation of people named Nigel has taken place at a pub in Worcestershire, England.
How many other people do you think share the same first name as you ? Hundreds ? Thousands ?

When Nigel Smith discovered that his name was dying out in England and Wales, he decided to organize an event to bring everyone in the UK named Nigel together under one roof.

The unorthodox meetup ultimately saw over 430 Nigels turn up, each bringing along a photo ID to prove their Nigelness. Attendees also signed 'the book of Nigel' to record that they were there.
It is hoped that the sheer number of Nigels in attendance will have constituted a new world record.

"It started as a laugh to get Nigels together," said Smith. "We are going extinct in 2019. There were no Nigels registered in 2016 so I thought it would be a good idea to get us all together."

"But as a child of the sixties it takes me a while to get around to things. As the idea grew I decided to host this event and go for the record."

Source: Ladbible | Comments (5)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by OverSword on 2 October, 2019, 15:24
If Nigel Planer wasn't there then it didn't count.†
Comment icon #2 Posted by SD455GTO on 2 October, 2019, 18:56
Was anybody making plans for these Nigels ???
Comment icon #3 Posted by OverSword on 2 October, 2019, 19:16
Actual footage from the gathering of Nigels †
Comment icon #4 Posted by Dark_Grey on 2 October, 2019, 21:12
You ain't seen nothing yet - wait for the "World Gathering of Muhammads"
Comment icon #5 Posted by Matt221 on 3 October, 2019, 6:28
It's all very well collecting all these Nigel up in one place but all it actually does is cause a Nigel shortage elsewhere

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