R2D2 Lives in Preston: The Best of BBC 6 Music's Toast the Nation

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Pan Macmillan, Nov 19, 2010 - Humor
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No matter where you live, there are always reasons to be gosh-darn proud of it. For instance, did you know that:

Clitheroe has the largest pigeons in the UK?

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first agreed to form a band on the platform of Sidcup railway station?

And that Derry entered Guinness Book of World Records in 2007 for the biggest gathering of Santas - 13,000 in the one place?

Of course you didn’t. So join me and hundreds of contributors as we take a tour around the map of Britain to our favourite places, from the biggest city to the smallest village – with not a crap town among them. And when we get there, raise a glass to their achievements – whether they are humble, hilarious, genuinely impressive or downright weird ...



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Shaun Keaveny was born in Lancashire and worked as a DJ at XFM before becoming the presenter of the morning show on BBC 6 Music, where his 'Toast the Nation' item first met the ears of waking listeners.

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