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When TV star Bill thrilled youngsters with wildlife tales at book launch

PUBLISHED: 16:17 19 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:17 19 October 2018

Bill Oddie visiting Felixstowe for the launch of the book 'Sea, Stones and Starfish'  Picture: JOHN KERR

Bill Oddie visiting Felixstowe for the launch of the book 'Sea, Stones and Starfish' Picture: JOHN KERR

Were you one of a lucky group of youngsters taken on a tour of Landguard Nature Reserve by TV nature man Bill Oddie back in 1993?

Children with Bill Oddie learning about nature along Felixstowe seafront  Picture: JOHN KERRChildren with Bill Oddie learning about nature along Felixstowe seafront Picture: JOHN KERR

Children from Colneis Junior School in Felixstowe were invited down to Landguard to help with the launch of the schools resource book Sea, Stones and Starfish – and were joined by conservationist and BBC TV presenter Bill.

At first known for being a comedian, famously appearing in the madcap cult TV series The Goodies, Oddie soon went on to present several nature themed television series such as Springwatch and Oddie in Paradise.

The children from Colneis Junior met Oddie in 1993 at the launch of the book jointly produced by Suffolk Wildlife Trust and European Ferries about nature along Felixstowe’s five-mile coastline, particularly along the main seafront and at Landguard.

Oddie gave a talk to the children looking at the different plants and wildlife that can be found on the nature reserve.

Children from Colneis Junior School on a walk with Bill Oddie  Picture: JOHN KERRChildren from Colneis Junior School on a walk with Bill Oddie Picture: JOHN KERR

Were you one of the children from Colneis that met Bill Oddie at Landguard Nature Reserve? Join the conversation on the Enjoy Felixstowe More Facebook page.

Children with Bill Oddie for the launch of the book 'Sea, Stones and Starfish'  Picture: JOHN KERRChildren with Bill Oddie for the launch of the book 'Sea, Stones and Starfish' Picture: JOHN KERR

Enjoying the warm weather along Felixstowe seafront  Picture: JOHN KERREnjoying the warm weather along Felixstowe seafront Picture: JOHN KERR

Bill Oddie going through the book 'Sea, Stones and Starfish'  Picture: JOHN KERRBill Oddie going through the book 'Sea, Stones and Starfish' Picture: JOHN KERR

Bill Oddie teaching the children about wildlife and nature in Felixstowe  Picture: JOHN KERRBill Oddie teaching the children about wildlife and nature in Felixstowe Picture: JOHN KERR

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