Record visitors for Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

PUBLISHED: 13:01 26 May 2009 | UPDATED: 23:33 15 June 2010

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A RECORD number of people turned out for the fossil festival in Lyme Regis over the bank holiday weekend. Around 15,000 to 16,000 attended Evolution Rocks! – which organisers say is one of the leading science festivals in the country.

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A RECORD number of people turned out for the fossil festival in Lyme Regis over the bank holiday weekend.

Around 15,000 to 16,000 attended Evolution Rocks! - which organisers say is one of the leading science festivals in the country.

Marquees along the seafront included displays by the Natural History Museum, British Antarctic Survey and a visit by UNESCO from Paris.

Organiser Marcus Dixon said: "The weather was so good.

"A lot of people came especially for the festival, but many people discovered it when they came for a day on the beach and saw all the free activity for young people.

"I had tried to get national publicity for the event but I'm glad I didn't as the whole of the town would have been completely gridlocked if there were more people.

"Feedback has been that it was one of the best days the town's had in a very long time.

"What I love about the festival most is the atmosphere and buzz of enjoyment.


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