Ipswich: Dr Who grounded by hoolie at Waterfront!

IT HAS been used to destroy the daleks, crush the cybermen, and massacre the master but the Tardis has finally been defeated ... by high winds at the Waterfront.

The Tardis is touring Suffolk to mark the arrival of the Dr Who drama the Crash of the Elysium in Ipswich in June.

Yesterday it landed next to the new sculpture outside UCS on the Waterfront.

But within minutes of its arrival it was sent back to Gallifrey (or at least to a warehouse somewhere in the Ipswich area) because of fears that a Suffolk storm could blow it over!

The Tardis began its tour around the county last week with a visit to Portman Road to attract the attention of football fans heading to the Birmingham City match and was back in the town this week at the Giles Circus.

It was due to make a trip to the coast today, but the Time Lords were hoping that it would not get caught up in Operation Stack as it makes its way along the A14.

A spokesman for Ipswich council, which is one of the partners in The Crash of the Elysium project, said: “The Doctor beat the Daleks and the Cybermen but clearly the wind in Ipswich was too much for him and the Tardis was unable to land at UCS. We have sent the Doctor back to Galafrey but he is scheduled to go to Felixstowe town centre today.”

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The Crash of the Elysium is appearing at a special pavilion on the Crown Car Park in the centre of Ipswich between June 15 and July 8.

Tickets are available from the New Wolsey Theatre – and there are separate versions for adult audiences and more child-friendly family shows.

n Who is your favourite Doctor? Write to Your Letters, Ipswich Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail starletters@archant.co.uk

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