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Dame Gwyneth Jones backstage at the concert | Dame Gwyneth Jones backstage at the concert WHO remembers the day 10 years ago when Joneses from around the globe gathered at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay to try to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest same surname gathering ever? They did it, too, as 1,224 people called Jones turned up - smashing the record previously held by 583 people named Norberg in Sweden.

The bilingual gala night, called Jones Jones Jones, was hosted by Gethin Jones and Gwenllian Jones and included entertainment from a variety of singers, comedians, dancers along with surprise guest appearances.

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Lisa Jones, Neil Jones, Edward Jones and Arwel Jones at the Wales Millennium Centre in 2006

The announcement of the winning result at the WMC

Dame Gwyneth Jones backstage at the concert | Dame Gwyneth Jones backstage at the concert

Co-hosts Gwenllian Jones and Gethin Jones

| The fictional Jones Family from Pobol y Cwm - actors Siw Hughes, Arwyn Davies and Shelley Rees | The fictional Jones Family from Pobol y Cwm - actors Siw Hughes, Arwyn Davies and Shelley Rees

| Headline act Grace Jones at the world record attempt at the WMC HUW JOHN

Roydell Jones with wife Sarah Jones from Cardiff at the WMC | Roydell Jones with wife Sarah Jones from Cardiff at the WMC

John Owen Jones at the Jones Jones Jones concert

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 13, 2016
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