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12 November 2016 @ 04:57 pm
Random Doctor Who Pic: Longleat 1983  

My family went to the Doctor Who Celebration at Longleat, though I don't remember much about it beyond the queues (I met Peter Davison while in the queue - things must have got desperate if they were sending the actors of the Doctor out to keep the queuing people happy) and the exhibition. At one point I had some autographed postcards which I think I got at Longleat, and I vaguely recall purchasing The Tenth Planet novelisation in the shop but beyond that my memory's a blank which is odd because I was 12 so really ought to remember more.

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clea2011clea2011 on November 12th, 2016 06:59 pm (UTC)
I met Peter Davison in that same queue! (I was bored this morning so I looked out the photo. It doesn't really justify the size of the queue!)

Peter Davison at Longleat 1983.png

Edited at 2016-11-13 12:35 pm (UTC)
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on November 13th, 2016 02:15 pm (UTC)
It's a cool photo!! Thanks!
daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on November 12th, 2016 09:48 pm (UTC)
I didn't go to the Longleat exhibition, having not quite managed to be born yet. I went to Longleat House many years later, after a faulty K9 prop had burnt down most of the permanent Doctor Who exhibition there. They did still have a few interesting props there, although nothing of interest in the gift shop.
louisedennis: Doctor Wholouisedennis on November 13th, 2016 02:16 pm (UTC)
I recall it being terribly exciting at the time. Of course today geeky kids get to go to endless conventions of various sorts but there really wasn't anything like it at the time and it's a model that hasn't really been followed since, IIRC, it was very much marketed as a family outing.
daniel_saunders: Leekleydaniel_saunders on November 13th, 2016 03:36 pm (UTC)
I've never actually been to a convention. A few things put me off (price, not being able to go on Saturdays and trouble with kosher food, the sheer number of people there not good for my introversion/borderline Asperger's), but I have been thinking about it a bit recently. Maybe one day I'll go to one.
louisedennislouisedennis on November 14th, 2016 11:08 am (UTC)
There seem to be quite a range now, varying in size, emphasis and length - you might be able to find something low-key and local to reduces the various stresses involved.
the silver lady: Five by lady_of_tardisacciochocolate on November 13th, 2016 12:50 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing!
louisedennislouisedennis on November 13th, 2016 02:16 pm (UTC)