Dr Who star gives popular sci-fi exhibition in Bury St Edmunds a boost

Louise Jameson who played Leela from Doctor Who signing autographs at the Time and Space Exhibition at Moyse's Hall with Aang, Kay and Ed Lui
Louise Jameson who played Leela from Doctor Who signing autographs at the Time and Space Exhibition at Moyse's Hall with Aang, Kay and Ed Lui

A face from Doctor Who’s past materialised at a popular sci-fi exhibition in Bury St Edmunds over the weekend.

Louise Jameson, who played Tom Baker’s assistant Leela in the 1970s, signed autographs for fans at Moyse’s Hall’s Time and Space event.

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Doctor Who actor Louise Jameson who played Leela from Doctor Who (companion to Tom Baker�"s 4th Doctor) signing autographs at the Time and Space Exhibition at Moyses Hall pictured is  Wendy Smith in her Tardis inspired dress and Thomas Seymour in the Dalek ANL-140111-215859009

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Doctor Who actor Louise Jameson who played Leela from Doctor Who (companion to Tom Baker�"s 4th Doctor) signing autographs at the Time and Space Exhibition at Moyses Hall pictured is Wendy Smith in her Tardis inspired dress and Thomas Seymour in the Dalek ANL-140111-215859009

To add to the theme, fans and volunteers dressed up as characters from the Dr Who-verse.

It followed the previous week’s Star Wars centric launch with original Darth Vader actor David Prowse meeting fans.

Museum bosses say the exhibition, which runs until Sunday, November 9, has so far attracted about 6 to 7,000 visitors.

Now in its fifth year, Time and Space features costumes, props, toys and memorabilia from classics such as Star Wars, Judge Dredd, Star Trek, Terminator and Dr Who.

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Doctor Who actor Louise Jameson who played Leela from Doctor Who (companion to Tom Baker�"s 4th Doctor) signing autographs at the Time and Space Exhibition at Moyses Hall - Paul Devine dressed as the 1st Doctor played by William Hartnells's ANL-140111-220230009

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Doctor Who actor Louise Jameson who played Leela from Doctor Who (companion to Tom Baker�"s 4th Doctor) signing autographs at the Time and Space Exhibition at Moyses Hall - Paul Devine dressed as the 1st Doctor played by William Hartnells's ANL-140111-220230009

Alex McWhirter, heritage officer at the museum, said: “We now all recognise it as probably our biggest footfall event of the year.”

The museum’s next event is a Gothika Weekend on December 6 and 7 featuring genuine crime and punishment items and a screening of Nosferatu.

For more details, visit whatsonwestsuffolk.co.uk

For more pictures from the event, see Friday’s Bury Free Press newspaper.