Black Dalek at Bristol
“The Black Dalek invaded Bristol recently and caused a sensation among young members of the Church – who were all, obviously, avid followers of Dr. Who and his time machine.
“The Dalek was, in fact, the main attraction at the Bristol District Garden Fete, which was held in the grounds of the Bristol No. 2 Branch Chapel at Downend. The Dalek was a full-sized model, perfect in every detail, and could be operated from the inside by the children. It was built by the Bristol District President, Derreck Ireland.
“For the parents– who perhaps do not follow the Dalek adventures quite so keenly as their children – the highlight of the afternoon was a 15-minute performance by the South-West British Mission Choir, led by President Ray H. Barton, the Mission President.
“The District Relief Society held their bazaar in conjunction with the fete and raised £56. Apart from this the fete itself added £50 to the District Building Fund, which at present is being used to help finance the new District building at Wells Road in Bristol.”
– Millennial Star, January 1966, 10-11