Rock legend joins fossil walk

Rock legend joins fossil walk

Museum director Davd Tucker and museum geologist Paddy Howe with the visitors book signed by Robert Plan

Robert Plant

First published in Bridport
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by , Reporter

LYME REGIS: It’s not every day that a man described as one of the greatest rock singers of all time wanders into the town’s museum.

But that’s exactly what happened when Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant decided to try out one of the town’s famous fossil walks.

Robert, who is believed to have recently stayed in Lyme Regis on holiday with his family, is best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of Led Zeppelin but also had a successful solo career spanning more than 40 years.

The rock frontman was an unexpected group visitor on one of the museum’s famous fossil walks on Sunday, August 3, with geologist Paddy Howe and marine biologist Chris Andrew.

The singer found an ammonite fossil on his adventures and later signed the museum guest book.

Museum director David Tucker said: “It’s not every day that this happens. The funny thing was none of us recognised him until we later looked at the guest book and put two and two together.”

After the walk, Robert wrote in the guest book with his wife Deborah describing his trip as ‘wonderful’ and added that the pair had a ‘lucid, intriguing and humorous trip along the shore with Chris and Paddy’.

For details about the town’s fossil walks call 01297 443370.

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