Thursday 30 March 2017

Home is a Tardis for Doctor Who fan

Doctor Who fan Erica Quinn outside her front door in Glasgow
Doctor Who fan Erica Quinn outside her front door in Glasgow

A Doctor Who fan has turned her house into her very own Tardis.

Erica Quinn has recreated the famous time machine from her front door in Glasgow. She even matched the paint from an original 1960s police box that still sits a stone's throw away at the corner of the city's Botanic Gardens.

Life-sized cardboard cut-outs of the Tenth and Eleventh incarnations of the Doctor, as played by Matt Smith and David Tennant, companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and time agent Captain Jack (John Barrowman), and a Dalek peer out from behind the curtains of the flat-turned-Tardis on Clouston Street.

Mrs Quinn dresses them up on special occasions like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and Easter - giving each a costume. The Captain Jack figure even spent last year wearing a black armband in mourning for the regeneration of the tenth doctor, played by Scottish actor David Tennant.

The 39-year-old rearranges them throughout the year - currently the enemies and companions are grouped together, with the two Doctors occupying her bedroom, and a solitary Ood in the hall vestibule.

Mrs Quinn, who shares the house with her husband Quinn, two daughters, Joan and Alice and cat, Lucy, said: "They switch around and sometimes they come out of the windows They are an excellent deterrent against having your house broken into because it looks like someone is watching".

The house has become a local landmark, with passers by stopping to take pictures of her tribute to the show.

She said: "I call it my double take door. People walk by and just stop and stare. People have started calling me the Doctor Who House Lady. Once I was getting a taxi on the other side of Glasgow - and I went up to the taxi rank and asked to go to the West End.

"One of the drivers said: 'I'll take you, because I want to go past the Doctor Who House. I was like, "That's my house".

"There have been so many people that I have run into in different places and discovered that they knew about my house. People use it as a point of reference to tell people where they are."

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