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A Fake at... Hendon?

Started by dalethetimelord, Apr 21, 2005, 03:49 am

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Apr 21, 2005, 03:49 am Last Edit: Feb 03, 2010, 08:54 pm by Scarfwearer
Well, I don't suppose they can put a hugely heavy concrete box inside on a wooden floor... so another Once Upon... Box, it seems!  Also of note is the back lintel sign has been removed, as the box is flush against the window frame there....

(photo incorrectly labelled as the TARDIS by a friend...)



May 15, 2008, 11:06 am #1 Last Edit: Feb 03, 2010, 08:30 pm by Scarfwearer
Some time in the 70s we went up to London to visit relatives in the Hendon area.  I had heard there was a box outside the Police College so I persuaded my parents to let us take a detour.

Here's the 4 pics I managed to take (I think I was intimidated by the policeman).

Am I right that this box is now in Crich Tramway Museum?



May 15, 2008, 05:39 pm #2 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 10:59 pm by scarfwearer
Nope, the Crich Box is from somewhere around Ealing Broadway area.  Hendon did, for a while, have a "Once Upon A Way" fibreglass replica box on display inside somewhere; but that's now longsince gone as well. 


Apr 25, 2005, 07:07 pm #3 Last Edit: Feb 03, 2010, 08:52 pm by scarfwearer
Initially thought it may be the wooden demo/training one (can be seen on TARDIS Library), but the more I look, the more I have to agree with you Dale, its looks more akin to the Wetherby type box.


Apr 25, 2005, 07:12 pm #4 Last Edit: Feb 03, 2010, 08:53 pm by scarfwearer
Hey, loads of stuff that I can answer today - yes, you've guessed it - this is a Once Upon a Way replica... in fact, it's one of the first batch they made.

I used to be in regular contact with this company in the early 90s and the chap, whose name I can't remember now, said that Hendon assisted them with some reference material and ended up buying one of the replicas for their display.


Aug 08, 2005, 01:13 pm #5 Last Edit: Feb 03, 2010, 08:53 pm by scarfwearer
' Ello ello ello wots going on 'ere then ? Is you Hinferring that we 'as in all manner of terms wot can be called h'ay replica 'ere ? Well bless my bloomin' best bootlaces !

Well spotted - wonder if our Boys in Blue have access to the molds ?



Aug 08, 2005, 01:14 pm #6 Last Edit: Feb 03, 2010, 08:53 pm by scarfwearer
Oh Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge - well, that teaches me to read previous posts - or dodder along in blind customary feigned ignorance !



Apr 25, 2006, 07:52 pm #7 Last Edit: Feb 03, 2010, 08:53 pm by scarfwearer
I Like it shame they couldent of used one for the new series
can you buy them still??


Did the original Hendon wooden 'training' box ended up in the police museum in Bow Street? - but that closed ages ago so perhaps the box is still in storage somewhere...?
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