Day Three of my Twelve Regenerations Of Christmas, and I have a flashback to the early days of New Who Exhibitions.
As I write, The Doctor Who Experience is still at Olympia, prior to moving next spring to its permanent purpose-built home in Cardiff Bay.
What we have now is a slick, well planned interactive show and substantial costume display, touching the whole history of the series.
But spare a thought for the early days of the exhibitions where things were on a more low key note.
I went to the first ever New Series exhibition, which was held over the summer of 2005 on Brighton Pier.
All of the displays were static, bar a spinning TARDIS with the lead’s costumes; and a single Dalek which moved its head, flashed its lights and barked some orders. It all seemed very exciting!
This silver Dalek was later sold for £4,800 at a Bonhams Auction.
Being a very early exhibition, I didn’t take that many pictures, but here’s my photo gallery of the event.