Freddie and friends get set for launch of Lowestoft’s summer trail

Launch of the Find Freddie the Fish trail on Lowestoft beach. Picture: Mick Howes

Launch of the Find Freddie the Fish trail on Lowestoft beach. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

Twenty fishy friends will be hiding around Lowestoft as part of a new summer trail which launches this weekend.

Launch of the Find Freddie the Fish trail on Lowestoft beach. Picture: Mick Howes

Launch of the Find Freddie the Fish trail on Lowestoft beach. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

Leading the gang is Freddie the Fish, who made his first public appearance at the Summer Festival on the seafront last Saturday.

He was joined by the team from Lowestoft Vision, which is organising the Find Freddie the Fish and Friends trail, along with local businesses who are taking part.

The trail will start this Sunday, July 30, with an official launch event at the Britten Centre from 11am to 3pm. Visitors will have the chance to bag themselves £250 worth of vouchers to spend in the Britten Centre, simply by catching a winning fish.

Leaflets and maps for the trail are now available at shops in London Road North, Bevan Street and the High street, as well as tourist spots and information can also be found on the Discover Lowestoft website.

The fish friends onboard the Mincarlo trawler in Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher.

The fish friends onboard the Mincarlo trawler in Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher


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The fish were created by Lowestoft-based Scenic Projects, with each colourfully designed and with its own unique name.

Nick Garrod, managing director of Scenic Projects, which is also a sponsor, said: 'The designs have been challenging for both the designers and artists, but they have really enjoyed working on these wonderful fun characters. It is not often we get chance to show off some of our work in our home town and we hope that the children and families that join the trail to find Freddie and his friends will have as much fun as we all have at Scenic.'

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Along with the trail there will be a stamp competition, Freddie colouring sheets for little ones which will also be available in local shops, and the new 'Fish Face Selfie' which will start next week on the Discover Lowestoft Facebook page.

Darren Hunt, manager of Sams Coffee House in Bevan Street East, said: 'We 'cod' not believe this wonderful idea of Lowestoft Vision to launch 'Find Freddie the Fish and Friends' this summer. And there is something fishy going on at Sam's in support of this campaign.'

The fish friends onboard the Mincarlo trawler in Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher.

The fish friends onboard the Mincarlo trawler in Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher. - Credit: Nick Butcher

The trail continues until Sunday, September 3.

For more information visit http://www.discoverlowestoft.co.uk/find-freddie-the-fish-trail/

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