Meet Captain Beany-the man who has devoted his life to baked beans



2016-02-12 12:10:30

Meet 61-year-old Barry Kirk who has spent the last 30 years of his life entirely devoted to baked beans. 

Kirk lives in Port Talbot in South Wales where he is curator of the 'Baked Bean Museum of Excellence' which he set up to house his 'beautiful' collection of baked bean memorabilia-but Kirk is no ordinary collector.

Baked bean fanatic Kirk actually changed his name by deed poll in 1991 to 'Captain Beany' (his superhero alter ego) has a plate of baked beans tattooed on his head and has spent around £10,000 on memorabilia since he started collecting 30 years ago.

He even holds the world record for the most time anyone has ever sat in a bathtub full of baked beans.Amazingly, Captain Beany is now officially a tourist attraction in Wales thanks to the Wales tourist Board. 

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