World's largest single piece jigsaw given new home in Dolcettie Ice Cream Parlour in Cirencester's Love Lane Industrial Estate
THE world’s largest single piece jigsaw puzzle is now up on display for all to see inside the Dolcetti ice cream parlour in Cirencester.
The gigantic jigsaw puzzle, which was completed by Oliver Gibson, the son of Dolcetti owner Rob Gibson, has been fitted inside a specially made glass frame and covers an entire wall inside the Love Lane shop.
Speaking to the Standard, Rob explained why the puzzle has finally been given pride of place on the shop’s wall.
He said: “It’s been in the loft for so long, we never had space for it in our house.
“But when we opened here four months ago, I said about framing it and putting it on the wall.”
It took Oliver Gibson 222 hours to complete the 24,000 piece puzzle back in 2011 at aged 14, making him the youngest person in the world to complete a puzzle of this size.
The puzzle, which is over four metres wide, had to be dismantled and took six hours to be moved out of the family’s loft.
“Once we got it to the shop, it took seven men to lift it up and a whole day to attach it to the wall,” said Rob.
The puzzle, which was designed by artist Royce McClure, has been a real talking point amongst the customers at Dolcetti.
Rob said: “It’s something really unique and the children have a real ‘wow’ moment when they realise that it’s actually a puzzle.
“I believe that puzzles are a modern form of mosaic which links in well with Cirencester’s Roman history.”
For more information on the Dolcetti Ice Cream Company visit www.dolcetti.net or ring 01285 641333.
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