Wednesday, 14 January 2009

LOST FOR WORDS: Dr Who fan Nathan Taylor, six, with the full-scale replica Tardis  built by his stepfather, Stephen Hudspeth
Nathan Taylor with his TARDIS

The Northern Echo

IT is every Doctor Who fan’s ultimate fantasy – opening the bedroom curtains to discover a Tardis in the garden.

But that dream comes true every day for six-year-old super-fan Nathan Taylor, from Bishop Auckland.

Nathan’s stepfather, Stephen Hudspeth, has created a replica of the time machine used in the cult BBC sci-fi series.

It was a labour of love by warehouse worker Mr Hudspeth, starting off as a single wooden pallet back in October, which was transformed into a stunning duplicate of the Type 40 TT Tardis, measuring 7ft by 4ft.

Mr Hudspeth worked on the tardis during the evenings and at weekends, painstakingly replicating the smallest of details to ensure the finished article was as realistic as possible.

Nathan’s mother, Rachel Maughan, who lives with Mr Hudspeth, said: “Nathan is a big fan of Doctor Who, and Stephen wanted to do something for him that he would always remember.

“It was too big to fit in the garage, so we kept it hidden under a tarpaulin behind the shed and told Nathan it was a greenhouse.”

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