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Celestial Toyroom Annual 2019 - Contributors Wanted

The Celestial Toyroom Annual this year will cover the Hartnell era. As with previous volumes we are looking for items on every story.

If you are interested in contributing please drop us a line at

Series 11 Launch Party 7th October 2018

We are pleased to announce a free-to-enter Series 11 Launch Party on 7th October 2018.

The venue is Saks Bar in Southend and tickets can be booked at

William Hartnell Heritage Plaque Auction

To help raise funds for our plaque, there is an auction running at our ebay site containing a number of signed photos and books. With thanks to

Visit our eBay site at:

William Hartnell Heritage Plaque

The Doctor Who Appreciation Society is pleased to announce that agreement has been reached for a blue heritage plaque honouring William Hartnell to be placed at Ealing Studios in West London. William Hartnell was a respected film and television actor and often worked at Ealing

CT 483

We are investigating the delay with CT issue 483 which was collected from us over a week ago. Our mail provider UK Mail is currently trying to identify what happened to it after arrival in their main sorting centre. Hopefully it will be with everyone soon.

Leslie Grantham

The recent death of actor Leslie Grantham was a surprise to many people. He was best known to the British public as Den Watts in EastEnders, but to DW fans he was also Kiston, Davros's henchman in Resurrection of the Daleks. Later, he became known to genre SF fans again when his production company, Zenith, produced 'The Uninvited' for ITV.

eBay and The Capitol Auction Results

Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent eBay auction, even if you bid but did not win. :-)
After eBay and Paypal fees and allowing for tax relief, you helped us raise:

Denville Hall £2336
Syrian Refugees £519

Adding these amounts to that raised at The Capitol last month and the totals after tax relief are:

Denville Hall £4004
Syrian Refugees £2025

New eBay Auction

We have some great items at our eBay site - all raising funds for Denville Hall, the actor's charity and Syrian Refugees Relief - you can take a look at all our items at

CT 479 Poster

The wraparound cover for CT 479 is now available to buy as an A3 or A2 poster, by clicking DWAS Shop above.

CT Issue 478

The January 2018 CT was slightly held up in distribution but is now on its way to all members