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Dalek Playsuit

dalekmania 1966

This 1966 photo features a child wearing a Berwick Toy Company Dalek Playsuit, first manufactured in 1965, and costing 66s 6d, quite a sum in those days. I didn’t get one!

There is a particular reason for the policeman’s presence. This photo was taken outside the West London Magistrate’s Court, on 31st August 1966, just after John Edward Witney, an accomplice in the Shepherd’s Bush murders, also known as the Massacre of Braybrook Street, had been ushered out under a blanket, prior to his trial at the Old Bailey, where all three perpetrators were found guilty of murdering three police officers, and given life sentences..


dalekmania 1966

Original B&W photo.

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