(February 1980) Full of beans in Burdrop

A close up of text on a white backgroundRob Evans of the Bishop Blaize plans to take on the world in the first week of February. Not in the Winter Olympics, but in an attempt to beat the World Baked Bean Eating Record.

He has to better 2,380 beans, eaten separately on a cocktail stick, in 29 minutes 15 seconds. That is the equivalent of five large tins.

No-one would attempt that sort of bean feast without a very good reason, and here it is to raise money for Doctor Barnardo’s and the Mary Green Kidney Appeal. Any offers of sponsorship will be gladly received.