Is This Britain's Largest Deckchair? Pimm's Unveils Mammoth Beach Seat In Bournemouth (PICTURES)

Dwarfed By A Deckchair (PICTURES)

What's taller than a double-decker bus, weighs more than a fully-grown elephant, and would look great next to your wind break?

By golly, it's the world's largest deck chair, unveiled today to mark the official start of British Summer Time this weekend.

The mammoth deckchair, set to make the world record, measures eight-and-a-half metres tall by five-and-a-half metres wide, and weighs almost six tonnes.

The seat alone could put a footie goal in the shade. Commissioned by Pimm's in celebration of the clocks springing forward to glorious B.S.T. this weekend, the chair can be spotted bringing a ray of sunshine to Bournemouth Beach.

Sculptor Stuart Murdoch, who created the deckchair, said: "The Pimm's Deckchair has been great fun to work on - summer came early to my workshop - and now to Bournemouth beach.

"Deckchairs are so quintessentially British, they reflect our personality: they're iconic and stylish but laced with humour too; anyone who's ever tried to put one up can tell you that. I'm very confident we won't see any collapsing today though!"


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