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The Dark Lord comes to Fazeley Mill Marina

Alex Lester (BBC Radio WM), Jackie Harding (Fazeley Mill Marina Caretaker, Pridewater Estates Ltd), Peter Hawley (Director, Pridewater Estates Ltd), Ruth Watts (Relief Caretaker, Pridewater Estates Ltd)

MONDAY 3rd July saw the arrival of the Dark Lord of radio, Alex Lester to the beautiful banks of Fazeley Mill Marina, Tamworth.

Alex Lester, AKA the Dark Lord, hosts the BBC Radio WM breakfast show who are currently on their ‘Summer Tour’ visiting key locations throughout the West Midlands. Fazeley Mill Marina, owned and run by canal marinas organisation Pridewater Estates Ltd, was first stop on the tour Monday and were thrilled to have Alex and team broadcasting there live for the entire morning.

Along with taking in the gorgeous surrounds, Alex spoke live on air with Fazeley Mill Marina moorers, Pridewater Estates Director Peter Hawley, and members of the public who happened to be using the towpath or dropped by just to check out the show.

The sunshine meant a beautiful morning on the marina, and one of the moorers Mr Jeff Horn even offered his vessel the ‘Telemachus’ to Alex for a brief jaunt around the local canal network.

Pridewater Estates were thrilled to host this very special event and believe it is a fantastic way to advertise the picturesque canal network of the West Midlands to a wider audience.

Alex Lester (BBC Radio WM), Ruth Watts (Relief Caretaker, Pridewater Estates Ltd), Jeff Horn (moorer & owner of boat ‘Telemachus’ pictured)

Alex Lester (BBC Radio WM), Ruth Watts (Relief Caretaker, Pridewater Estates Ltd), Jeff Horn (moorer & owner of boat ‘Telemachus’ pictured)

Pridewater Estates Director Peter Hawley said “It was an absolute pleasure to have Alex and the BBC Radio WM team here at Fazeley Mill Marina. Aside from showcasing the marina and its facilities, it is a great way to get the word out about the West Midlands canal network and the many ways it can be enjoyed.

“We are very lucky to have such a beautiful natural resource right on our doorstep here in Tamworth, and are proud to assist in the promotion of our canals and making the most of the gorgeous countryside we have right here in the West Midlands.”

Alex Lester can be heard every weekday morning on the BBC Radio WM breakfast show and you can listen to Monday 3rd July’s podcast for the rest of this month via their website www.bbc.co.uk/wm

Fazeley Mill Marina is open year round and is one of several locations Pridewater Estates operates around England. Please visit their websitewww.canalmarinas.com to find out more and make a booking.



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