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The BBC Bus parked along the prom in Cleethorpes

People visiting the Bus in Cleethorpes

The BBC Bus in Cleethorpes 12th - 16th February 2007

Lara King, bird boxes, high-speed boats and fairground rides were all part of the week as the BBC Bus parked near the Pier.

On Monday
Lisa Crawford took a guided walk through the history of Cleethorpes' past with local expert Keith Harrison.  He told her about the attractions of the town, from the Edwardian switchback railway to the demolition of the pier during the war.
Annabel McCourt heard a tale of deck chairs, wind breaks and naked ladies from Mick Bridgeland of Cleethorpes Rescue.

On Tuesday
Lisa and Lara regressed as they got out their bucket and spades during Lara King's live broadcast from the bus. Not only did Lisa enjoy digging on the beach, but she also went down to the Discovery Centre to find out about the local wildlife. Just ask her about the lug worms!

Lara King interviewing Margaret Smith.

Lara King interviewing Margaret Smith

During The Afternoon Show, Lara’s guests included Margaret Smith of the Grimsby and District Water Rats.  Water Rats enjoy nothing more than to swim in open water. Margaret recently raised over £400 for our Making Waves Appeal with a sponsored swim in Ireland. Lara also spoke to Stefan Gibson who travels from Derby, he makes the 4-hour round trip each week to volunteer  at the Cleethorpes RNLI.

In the meantime, Adrian Chenery went off to Pleasure Island to ask about tourism in the area... he was last spotted enjoying a white-knuckle ride. 

On Wednesday
Being a Wednesday it was the turn of Blair Jacobs to broadcast from the Bus. Cleethorpes Camera Club came on board to show us how to take a photograph or two.

Mr and Mrs Finch with their birdbox.

Mr and Mrs Finch with a new birdbox.

On Thursday
It was the Big Bird Box Bonanza. Following in Paul Hudson's footsteps, the masses descended on the BBC Bus to register for the BBC Breathing Places Campaign. Within an hour of the bus arriving all bird boxes had flown the nest!

On Friday
Lisa Crawford went along to see what was happening at Cleethorpes Rescue. This is one of the eight local lifeboat stations supported by our Making Waves Appeal. After a few hours in the classroom the trainees were put through their paces in a speedboat out in the Humber.

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