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Blue Plaque marks birthplace of Survivors creator Terry Nation

Posted by Rich Cross on January 5, 2014

A commemorative ‘blue plaque‘ has been added to the birthplace of Survivors‘ creator Terry Nation, to acknowledge his role as scriptwriter and ‘creator of the Daleks’ (the perennial arch-enemies of The Doctor in Doctor Who).

The plaque, added to the former Nation family home in Fairwater Grove West, Llandaff, Cardiff, was unveiled at a ceremony on 20 November 2013, to coincide with celebrations marking the fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who. Terry Nation was born at 113 Fairwater Grove West in 1930. The unveiling was undertaken by Tim Hancock (the nephew of late actor and comedian Tony Hancock, and now responsible for the management of the the Nation estate) and was attended by Nation’s widow Kate.

The successful campaign to have the plaque added to the property was initiated by The Llandaff Society. The unveiling event was covered by the BBC News site, Wales Online, the Doctor Who News site, Living Magazines and many other news services.

Photos (c) Walesonline.co.uk

The Terry Nation 'blue plaque' at 113 Fairwater Grove West, Llandaff, Cardiff

The Terry Nation ‘blue plaque’ at 113 Fairwater Grove West, Llandaff, Cardiff

Tim Hancock is joined by a Dalek at the unveiling ceremony

Tim Hancock is joined by a Dalek at the unveiling ceremony

The unveiling event for the new 'blue plaque'  outside 113 Fairwater Grove West, Cardiff

The unveiling event for the new ‘blue plaque’ outside 113 Fairwater Grove West, Cardiff

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