Patriotic dalek to celebrate Royal Wedding

Chris Balcombe and his patriotic dalek

Chris Balcombe and his patriotic dalek

First published in News

All set for Friday’s street party – this unique royal wedding dalek can even serve up a tray full of drinks and sandwiches.

A Doctor Who fan spent a week transforming the metal meanie into this wacky creation, painted in red, white and blue and festooned with flags. Chris Balcombe, from Dibden Purlieu, decorated the dalek with union jacks, photos of the couple, and bunting. A picture of Wills and Kate has pride of place between the ray gun and plunger arms.

And in place of the familiar black plunger, Chris created a mechanical grip to allow the dalek to carry with drinks and sandwiches.

Chris, 51, a collector of sci-fi props, said: “It’s not everyday we get a royal wedding, so it was well worth the effort.” He is keeping the location of where his dalek will appear a secret, as residents want to avoid gate crashers.

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12:18pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Dasal says...

Clever, I suppose but ....................
.........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ??
Clever, I suppose but .................... .........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ?? Dasal
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12:29pm Wed 27 Apr 11

southy, says...

I love all this, cannot wait to paint my face with the GB flag and get involved in the local street party in Redbridge.
I love all this, cannot wait to paint my face with the GB flag and get involved in the local street party in Redbridge. southy,
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12:35pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Walter K says...

.........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ??

The Dalek or the fact that people are getting excited about an event involving the biggest parasytic family in the country?

Petty I know, but I sincerely hope that it pi$$es down....
.........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ?? The Dalek or the fact that people are getting excited about an event involving the biggest parasytic family in the country? Petty I know, but I sincerely hope that it pi$$es down.... Walter K
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12:35pm Wed 27 Apr 11

OSPREYSAINT says...

Haven't seen a single Union Flag or any other bunting in my area, is there any enthusiasm at all in Southampton?
Haven't seen a single Union Flag or any other bunting in my area, is there any enthusiasm at all in Southampton? OSPREYSAINT
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12:54pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Dasal says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Haven't seen a single Union Flag or any other bunting in my area, is there any enthusiasm at all in Southampton?
Hopefully ........ NO !!
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Haven't seen a single Union Flag or any other bunting in my area, is there any enthusiasm at all in Southampton?[/p][/quote]Hopefully ........ NO !! Dasal
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1:03pm Wed 27 Apr 11

hythe knights says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Haven't seen a single Union Flag or any other bunting in my area, is there any enthusiasm at all in Southampton?
i bet you are over run with imports in your area then.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Haven't seen a single Union Flag or any other bunting in my area, is there any enthusiasm at all in Southampton?[/p][/quote]i bet you are over run with imports in your area then. hythe knights
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1:16pm Wed 27 Apr 11

hythe knights says...

Walter K wrote:
.........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ??

The Dalek or the fact that people are getting excited about an event involving the biggest parasytic family in the country?

Petty I know, but I sincerely hope that it pi$$es down....
I think you will find the most parasytic and cunning type of people are all free loaders that have just arrived on our shores that get all the special benefits and moved to the top of any housing lists. These guests are costing our country billions and causing the decay of welfare for our own people so the open door policy that was adopted has not worked and needs to be regulated.
[quote][p][bold]Walter K[/bold] wrote: .........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ?? The Dalek or the fact that people are getting excited about an event involving the biggest parasytic family in the country? Petty I know, but I sincerely hope that it pi$$es down....[/p][/quote]I think you will find the most parasytic and cunning type of people are all free loaders that have just arrived on our shores that get all the special benefits and moved to the top of any housing lists. These guests are costing our country billions and causing the decay of welfare for our own people so the open door policy that was adopted has not worked and needs to be regulated. hythe knights
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1:36pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Walter K says...

I would much rather be a citizen in a Multicultural Republic than consider myself a "subject".....plus my garden could really do with a sustained downpour!
I would much rather be a citizen in a Multicultural Republic than consider myself a "subject".....plus my garden could really do with a sustained downpour! Walter K
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2:01pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Shoong says...

Dasal wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Haven't seen a single Union Flag or any other bunting in my area, is there any enthusiasm at all in Southampton?
Hopefully ........ NO !!
How sad then.
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Haven't seen a single Union Flag or any other bunting in my area, is there any enthusiasm at all in Southampton?[/p][/quote]Hopefully ........ NO !![/p][/quote]How sad then. Shoong
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2:10pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Torchie1 says...

Walter K wrote:
I would much rather be a citizen in a Multicultural Republic than consider myself a "subject".....plus my garden could really do with a sustained downpour!
Perhaps you ought to emigrate to one if the UK doesn't feel like home.
[quote][p][bold]Walter K[/bold] wrote: I would much rather be a citizen in a Multicultural Republic than consider myself a "subject".....plus my garden could really do with a sustained downpour![/p][/quote]Perhaps you ought to emigrate to one if the UK doesn't feel like home. Torchie1
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2:44pm Wed 27 Apr 11

itsalritefukachan says...

Well I think it's a fabulous invention - well done.
My house is being decorated with bunting and flags and I will be very proud to do so.
If the royal wedding is not for you, then that's fine, but don't make your problem our problem.
I am going to be watching all day long, in fact I will record it and save to a DVD to ensure my part in history is captured for the future generations.
Well I think it's a fabulous invention - well done. My house is being decorated with bunting and flags and I will be very proud to do so. If the royal wedding is not for you, then that's fine, but don't make your problem our problem. I am going to be watching all day long, in fact I will record it and save to a DVD to ensure my part in history is captured for the future generations. itsalritefukachan
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2:59pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Walter K says...

Didn't say that the UK doesn't feel like home Torchie1, I just really struggle to understand the minion mentality which compels individuals to get excited about this type of nonsense.
Didn't say that the UK doesn't feel like home Torchie1, I just really struggle to understand the minion mentality which compels individuals to get excited about this type of nonsense. Walter K
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5:01pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Dasal says...

itsalritefukachan wrote:
Well I think it's a fabulous invention - well done. My house is being decorated with bunting and flags and I will be very proud to do so. If the royal wedding is not for you, then that's fine, but don't make your problem our problem. I am going to be watching all day long, in fact I will record it and save to a DVD to ensure my part in history is captured for the future generations.
How can TV justify 12 hour coverage ??
Still it wouldn't do for us all to be the same would it.
Still think its all a bit OTT and very SAD. Just my opinion.........
[quote][p][bold]itsalritefukachan[/bold] wrote: Well I think it's a fabulous invention - well done. My house is being decorated with bunting and flags and I will be very proud to do so. If the royal wedding is not for you, then that's fine, but don't make your problem our problem. I am going to be watching all day long, in fact I will record it and save to a DVD to ensure my part in history is captured for the future generations.[/p][/quote]How can TV justify 12 hour coverage ?? Still it wouldn't do for us all to be the same would it. Still think its all a bit OTT and very SAD. Just my opinion......... Dasal
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5:58pm Wed 27 Apr 11

dizzychick says...

is this neil morrisey (voice of bob the builder) in disguise? it sure does look like him!
is this neil morrisey (voice of bob the builder) in disguise? it sure does look like him! dizzychick
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11:05pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Scrutinizer says...

southy, wrote:
I love all this, cannot wait to paint my face with the GB flag and get involved in the local street party in Redbridge.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry over that comment!!! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]southy,[/bold] wrote: I love all this, cannot wait to paint my face with the GB flag and get involved in the local street party in Redbridge.[/p][/quote]I don't know whether to laugh or cry over that comment!!! ;-) Scrutinizer
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11:09pm Wed 27 Apr 11

dolomiteman says...

Did that Dalek have any say in the matter being dressed up and made to be a slave, we had all better hope that Davros doesn't get to hear about the misuse of one of his army and decide to make an apperance on friday, or maybe that would be a good thing and give us something to look forward to whilst all those sad people celebrate a strangers wedding.
Did that Dalek have any say in the matter being dressed up and made to be a slave, we had all better hope that Davros doesn't get to hear about the misuse of one of his army and decide to make an apperance on friday, or maybe that would be a good thing and give us something to look forward to whilst all those sad people celebrate a strangers wedding. dolomiteman
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11:10pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Scrutinizer says...

itsalritefukachan wrote:
Well I think it's a fabulous invention - well done. My house is being decorated with bunting and flags and I will be very proud to do so. If the royal wedding is not for you, then that's fine, but don't make your problem our problem. I am going to be watching all day long, in fact I will record it and save to a DVD to ensure my part in history is captured for the future generations.
Show this man back to his room, will you please, nurse Ratched!
[quote][p][bold]itsalritefukachan[/bold] wrote: Well I think it's a fabulous invention - well done. My house is being decorated with bunting and flags and I will be very proud to do so. If the royal wedding is not for you, then that's fine, but don't make your problem our problem. I am going to be watching all day long, in fact I will record it and save to a DVD to ensure my part in history is captured for the future generations.[/p][/quote]Show this man back to his room, will you please, nurse Ratched! Scrutinizer
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11:14pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Scrutinizer says...

Dasal wrote:
Clever, I suppose but .................... .........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ??
Well aren't the Daleks another bunch of deluded fools who think the world owes them some kind of subservience!
[quote][p][bold]Dasal[/bold] wrote: Clever, I suppose but .................... .........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ??[/p][/quote]Well aren't the Daleks another bunch of deluded fools who think the world owes them some kind of subservience! Scrutinizer
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11:17pm Wed 27 Apr 11

OSPREYSAINT says...

Wasn't Lady Di ex terminated?
Wasn't Lady Di ex terminated? OSPREYSAINT
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11:18pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Scrutinizer says...

hythe knights wrote:
Walter K wrote: .........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ?? The Dalek or the fact that people are getting excited about an event involving the biggest parasytic family in the country? Petty I know, but I sincerely hope that it pi$$es down....
I think you will find the most parasytic and cunning type of people are all free loaders that have just arrived on our shores that get all the special benefits and moved to the top of any housing lists. These guests are costing our country billions and causing the decay of welfare for our own people so the open door policy that was adopted has not worked and needs to be regulated.
I seem to recall a certain Greek 'gentleman' who came to our shores in a similar fashion many years ago now! You get one go at guessing who I'm referring to! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]hythe knights[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Walter K[/bold] wrote: .........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ?? The Dalek or the fact that people are getting excited about an event involving the biggest parasytic family in the country? Petty I know, but I sincerely hope that it pi$$es down....[/p][/quote]I think you will find the most parasytic and cunning type of people are all free loaders that have just arrived on our shores that get all the special benefits and moved to the top of any housing lists. These guests are costing our country billions and causing the decay of welfare for our own people so the open door policy that was adopted has not worked and needs to be regulated.[/p][/quote]I seem to recall a certain Greek 'gentleman' who came to our shores in a similar fashion many years ago now! You get one go at guessing who I'm referring to! ;-) Scrutinizer
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11:21pm Wed 27 Apr 11

OSPREYSAINT says...

hythe knights wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Haven't seen a single Union Flag or any other bunting in my area, is there any enthusiasm at all in Southampton?
i bet you are over run with imports in your area then.
To be honest no, mostly lower middle class Brits. Normally put up a good show, notably World Cup time, especially JPT Cup time and a good display at Christmas, but this event seems to be neglected big time.
[quote][p][bold]hythe knights[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Haven't seen a single Union Flag or any other bunting in my area, is there any enthusiasm at all in Southampton?[/p][/quote]i bet you are over run with imports in your area then.[/p][/quote]To be honest no, mostly lower middle class Brits. Normally put up a good show, notably World Cup time, especially JPT Cup time and a good display at Christmas, but this event seems to be neglected big time. OSPREYSAINT
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11:24pm Wed 27 Apr 11

OSPREYSAINT says...

Scrutinizer wrote:
hythe knights wrote:
Walter K wrote: .........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ?? The Dalek or the fact that people are getting excited about an event involving the biggest parasytic family in the country? Petty I know, but I sincerely hope that it pi$$es down....
I think you will find the most parasytic and cunning type of people are all free loaders that have just arrived on our shores that get all the special benefits and moved to the top of any housing lists. These guests are costing our country billions and causing the decay of welfare for our own people so the open door policy that was adopted has not worked and needs to be regulated.
I seem to recall a certain Greek 'gentleman' who came to our shores in a similar fashion many years ago now! You get one go at guessing who I'm referring to! ;-)
Demis Roussos?
[quote][p][bold]Scrutinizer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hythe knights[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Walter K[/bold] wrote: .........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ?? The Dalek or the fact that people are getting excited about an event involving the biggest parasytic family in the country? Petty I know, but I sincerely hope that it pi$$es down....[/p][/quote]I think you will find the most parasytic and cunning type of people are all free loaders that have just arrived on our shores that get all the special benefits and moved to the top of any housing lists. These guests are costing our country billions and causing the decay of welfare for our own people so the open door policy that was adopted has not worked and needs to be regulated.[/p][/quote]I seem to recall a certain Greek 'gentleman' who came to our shores in a similar fashion many years ago now! You get one go at guessing who I'm referring to! ;-)[/p][/quote]Demis Roussos? OSPREYSAINT
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11:27pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Scrutinizer says...

Scrutinizer wrote:
southy, wrote: I love all this, cannot wait to paint my face with the GB flag and get involved in the local street party in Redbridge.
I don't know whether to laugh or cry over that comment!!! ;-)
By the way, is "wrote" anywhere near Redbridge southy?! Assuming that 'you' are 'you' and not a regenerated version of 'yourself', that is! But then 'you' would be 'you', anyway...Oh forget it...!
[quote][p][bold]Scrutinizer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy,[/bold] wrote: I love all this, cannot wait to paint my face with the GB flag and get involved in the local street party in Redbridge.[/p][/quote]I don't know whether to laugh or cry over that comment!!! ;-)[/p][/quote]By the way, is "wrote" anywhere near Redbridge southy?! Assuming that 'you' are 'you' and not a regenerated version of 'yourself', that is! But then 'you' would be 'you', anyway...Oh forget it...! Scrutinizer
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11:30pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Scrutinizer says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Scrutinizer wrote:
hythe knights wrote:
Walter K wrote: .........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ?? The Dalek or the fact that people are getting excited about an event involving the biggest parasytic family in the country? Petty I know, but I sincerely hope that it pi$$es down....
I think you will find the most parasytic and cunning type of people are all free loaders that have just arrived on our shores that get all the special benefits and moved to the top of any housing lists. These guests are costing our country billions and causing the decay of welfare for our own people so the open door policy that was adopted has not worked and needs to be regulated.
I seem to recall a certain Greek 'gentleman' who came to our shores in a similar fashion many years ago now! You get one go at guessing who I'm referring to! ;-)
Demis Roussos?
Er... wrong shape, I'm afraid! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Scrutinizer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hythe knights[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Walter K[/bold] wrote: .........Does anyone else find it a bit SAD ?? The Dalek or the fact that people are getting excited about an event involving the biggest parasytic family in the country? Petty I know, but I sincerely hope that it pi$$es down....[/p][/quote]I think you will find the most parasytic and cunning type of people are all free loaders that have just arrived on our shores that get all the special benefits and moved to the top of any housing lists. These guests are costing our country billions and causing the decay of welfare for our own people so the open door policy that was adopted has not worked and needs to be regulated.[/p][/quote]I seem to recall a certain Greek 'gentleman' who came to our shores in a similar fashion many years ago now! You get one go at guessing who I'm referring to! ;-)[/p][/quote]Demis Roussos?[/p][/quote]Er... wrong shape, I'm afraid! ;-) Scrutinizer
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11:33pm Wed 27 Apr 11

OSPREYSAINT says...

Gergios Kyriacos Panayiotou?
Gergios Kyriacos Panayiotou? OSPREYSAINT
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11:35pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Scrutinizer says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Wasn't Lady Di ex terminated?
Oo! That comment is just a little below the sink plunger! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Wasn't Lady Di ex terminated?[/p][/quote]Oo! That comment is just a little below the sink plunger! ;-) Scrutinizer
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11:37pm Wed 27 Apr 11

OSPREYSAINT says...

Or Stephen Demetre Georgiou?
Or Stephen Demetre Georgiou? OSPREYSAINT
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11:38pm Wed 27 Apr 11

Scrutinizer says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gergios Kyriacos Panayiotou?
I'm shocked, do you hear, shocked, that you've resorted to such unsavoury language on here! ;-)
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Gergios Kyriacos Panayiotou?[/p][/quote]I'm shocked, do you hear, shocked, that you've resorted to such unsavoury language on here! ;-) Scrutinizer
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11:42pm Wed 27 Apr 11

OSPREYSAINT says...

Scrutinizer wrote:
OSPREYSAINT wrote:
Gergios Kyriacos Panayiotou?
I'm shocked, do you hear, shocked, that you've resorted to such unsavoury language on here! ;-)
You must have led a sheltered life, those two are George Michael and Cat Stevens, both were actually born in Britain, not a lot of people know that! You must have meant Aristotle?
[quote][p][bold]Scrutinizer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: Gergios Kyriacos Panayiotou?[/p][/quote]I'm shocked, do you hear, shocked, that you've resorted to such unsavoury language on here! ;-)[/p][/quote]You must have led a sheltered life, those two are George Michael and Cat Stevens, both were actually born in Britain, not a lot of people know that! You must have meant Aristotle? OSPREYSAINT
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