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800 Northern Ireland brides smash world record

They gathered in their hundreds to say ‘I do’ but rather than walking up the aisle, around 800 women donned their full bridalwear to walk along a bridge for charity, by Chris Kilpatrick

The successful world-record bid took place on Londonderry’s Peace Bridge on Saturday.

The sea of brides swept through the city, making their way from Guildhall Square across the bridge to Ebrington Square before making the return journey to the Cityside.

Among those taking part was 91-year-old Sheila Cooper, while others sported striped socks and brightly coloured accessories.

Sinita Duffy from the Waterside took part on her actual wedding day.

Rachel Bruce from the Foyle Hospice, for which the event

was organised, said brides had travelled from all over England and the Republic to take part.

The event was organised by a local woman in memory of a man helped by Foyle Hospice.

Each bride was asked to donate £10 to take part.

Last month more than 5,400 Annies turned out to perform It's a Hard Knock Life at Ebrington Square, breaking the previous record by almost 1,000.

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