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Letters to outer space! (1982)

1982-10-25 Liverpool Echo.jpg


An inter-galactic postal service was provided by the Post Office for thousands of young hopefuls writing to inhabitants of other planets.

In fact, the letters got no further than Post Office headquarters in London, where the 145,000 entries in the 1982 ohildnin's letter written compeition were judged.

Today actor Peter Davison, who plays Dr. Who in the TV series, presented four star writers with their prizes and praised the high stander of their writers.

The youngest winner was eight-year-old Timothy Milward of Berkshire.

David Harrop (12), of Nottinghamshire, and Timothy Conway (12) of Hertfordshire, were joint winners of the nine to 12 age grouip.

David, a keen Dr. Who fan, wants to be a scientist on space shuttles when he grows up.

He wrote of wars between nations on earth and a "final war" which killed one fifth of the population and solved the unemployment problem.

Jacqueline Hancock (16) of Kincardineshire, Scotland, won the 13 to 16 age group.

The children each received £250 worth of National Savings and cash prizes of £300 were given to their schools.

Caption: JUST A LINE ... to outer space, Peter Davison, TV's Dr. Who, with (top to bottom): Jacqueline Hancock (16) of Banchory, Kincardineshire, Timothy Conway (12), Harpenden, Hertforshire, David Harrop (12), Nottingham and Timothoy Milward (8), Workingham, Berkshire. All the youngers were winners in a Post Office contest to write letters to beings on other planets.

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