10th July 2019. The volunteers of the National Coastwatch Institution station at Hengistbury Head reach the dizzy heights of TV stardom

Today Meridian TV presenter Richard Slee and his camera crew came and did some filming with the volunteer watchkeepers.  A spokesperson for the National Coastwatch Institution station said “It was actually a full day’s filming on Hengistbury Head as a whole but, obviously, we were the star attraction!  Both Ed Essery, in his role as Deputy Station Manager, and one of our trainee Watchkeepers, Adele Orr, were interviewed and we have been told that it will be aired as part of the ITV Meridian program at 18:00 any day from next Tuesday (16th July) onwards. So keep your eyes peeled if you’re in the Meridian TV region”.

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Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








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