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World's Largest Jigsaw

World's Biggest Jigsaw

A dedicated team of puzzlers recently completed the worlds largest commercially available
jigsaw puzzle. At 48,000 pieces it measures 7.67m x 2.03m and it took and estimated 500
hours to finish it.

Cancer Research LogoIt was on display in Christchurch for
a week after Easter 2018 and with
sponsorship and donations over £6000
has been raised. This money has been
divided equally between Yorkshire Air
Ambulance, Cancer Research UK
and Christchurch Ilkley.


Alan Titchmarsh



Alan Titchmarsh, one of Ilkley’s most famous
sons, was in town to endorse a couple of other
ocal events.
He called in to see the jigsaw and dropped a
final piece in place.

Article and pictures adapted from

After the weeks exhibition in Christchurch the
jigsaw was (carefully) smuggled across to Bolton
where it was mounted in Dove Mill.






The event was covered by local newspapers and can be found at the links below.

Ilkley Gazette


The Bolton News

Wharfedale and Airedale Methodist Circuit

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