Marking the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who, here’s a Memory Lane special of photographs from the Gazette archives with the famous Time Lord in various guises - all taken here in Blackpool.
Tom Baker and Jon Pertwee meet fans on various visits to the former Golden Mile exhibitions; Tom, and, later, David Tennant switch on the Illuminations in 1975 and 2007, and, last but not least, Colin Baker launches the Space Invader ride at the Pleasure Beach.
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The exception is artist Alan Cockcroft’s colour drawing of the 1979 Doctor Who Lights tableau, which appears today courtesy of the Blackpool Illuminations Collection.
You can see Illuminations Collection Assistant Carol Chapman’s regularly-updated blog at www.illuminationscollection.wordpress.com.