World record bid is all part of carnival fun

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A pensioner who once balanced a Mini Cooper on his head will be attempting to break a world record for strength in Newport Pagnell.

John Evans, who is 68, will attempt to balance a 13ft tall scaffold tower on the top of his head.

His feat will take place at the town’s popular carnival.

If John is successful he will win the Guinness Word Record title as well as a trophy for international challenge between India, America and the UK.

He said: “I am delighted to be performing at the carnival. I will be making history and put on a performance that people will never forget.”

John’s other feats include balancing hundreds of cans of beer, 27 large tubs, 12 tyres and a 20ft pole.

The two-day carnival will kick off at 12 noon on Saturday, July 4, with a parade of floats through the town.

The theme of the parade will be Bedtime Stories.

Other entertainment over the weekend will include a paintball alley, a funfair, live music, archery demonstrations, stalls, sideshows and a classic car parade,

There will be a dog show organised by Hula, a car boot sale and the traditional duck race in the river.

Newport Pagnell carnival is a annual community event organised by a group of 15 volunteers.

“It exists to bring the community together and to provide a platform for others to raise money and awareness for charities and businesses,” said a spokesman.