This box has fooled a few experts. Some pictures of this box have recently been posted on The TARDIS Builder's website. It's not real box but a full size 'imitation' of one as made by "Once Upon A Time" (Or similar)
TPE swear blind that their movie TARDIS is not a copy of the Once Upon A Way Trading model, however, when I said that they look identical and even share the same mistakes, the owner did concede that just maybe, a OUAWT box could have been used to cast from without his knowledge.
That's quite amusing. Too bad though that TPE didn't also copy some of the OUAW details which aren't at all bad - like the signs and the fresnel - despite the wacky blue colour. I got a grey length of pipe as my lens!
Last Edit: Aug 8, 2005 17:03:54 GMT 1 by mantawrays
Post by Admin account on Aug 8, 2005 19:06:03 GMT 1
Brighton Pier got the same for their TARDIS... and the whole thing's VERY badly cobbled togather - even to the extent of using gate hings for the outwards opening doors - can't open inwards 'cos' of the wheel housings....
Post by simonharries on Jul 29, 2007 21:48:42 GMT 1
I've been doing a lot of work in Harrogate and Wetherby recently, and have driven past the police station while taking the road into town from the A1. I stopped to take a few photos this afternoon, in case some close-ups are of any interest to anyone. It is becoming very dilapidated and chipped, while the door is screwed tightly shut.
Thanks for the update, it's really interesting to see the state that it's in after so many years outside. I quite like the last picture actually, the colour is quite quite new-series-ish. Of course you'll know that this is not a real police box but a replica from a decade or so ago but it is still seen and known by many many people and I'm sure much loved in it's own way.
Post by Admin account on Jul 30, 2007 13:37:12 GMT 1
I remember going to see this box especially a couple of years ago, and it was the "proper" Once Upon... colour of a decent dark blue... I'd say the weathering is just that in the case, the weather and elements slowly taking their toll on the prop.
Post by simonharries on Aug 1, 2007 22:13:04 GMT 1
Severe weathering in Wetherby I'd say! I'm told Wetherby is a very well-heeled sort of place, so I'm sure this box rarely gets peed or yacked on, or drawn on, and it's not really near any pubs or the main drag of the town, so it's protected from everything except the elements. The fact that a rubber ring is hanging loose from the top light, and the glazing bars are falling off some of the windows, shows that some TLC wouldn't go amiss: the coppers clearly do nothing with it except to ensure that no-one gets inside it.
There's just something about the fact that it sits there, and it's always there as I drive past it. I love glancing at it as I go past. I experience just the same thrill I used to get as a child when I would be driven through the Blackwall Tunnel, on occasional visits to my great aunt in north London, and recognise the two Mile End boxes as they became steadily more decrepit. One day, they weren't there any more, and I missed them... I still look out at the spaces where they used to stand whenever I pass through the tunnel there.
I know the Wetherby box is a replica, but I do love the fact that it's there.
This is my first post here for a long time so bare with me. I have friends near Harrogate from the Letter Box Study Group which I visited last weekend and on the way back to the A1M the satnav took me through Wetherby, I couldn't resist a quick snap and i['m pleased to say the box was looking rather stunning in the early morning sun and much healthier than last time I saw it.
Now this box looks good again, as does Crich, next stop it Newport!