About the Fourth Dimension Lords
Who are you?
What do you do?
Where do you meet?
What do I need to do to join?
How did you start all this?
We are the Fourth Dimension Lords: a Club of Doctor Who fans based in Norfolk, England, UK, Earth, Sol III, Mutter Spiral, Milkyway. Back to top
do you do?
We are a non-profit making fan club, (Based in Norfolk, England) which issues a quarterly club magazine (A5, 40 pages) called Fast Return. Back to top
We visit local memorabilia displays, carnivals, conventions usually with our full size TARDIS in tow
We meet once a month at Martham Social Club (near Great Yarmouth) for activities, video watching and arranging events. Back to top
do you meet?
Activate Time-Space Coordinate Tracker (or Multimap.co.uk) Back to top
do I need to do to join?
Joining couldn't be easier. All we ask is £7.50 a year (that's just 62.5p per month!) and you'll get the regular Fourth Dimension Lords magazine: Fast Return, the right to contribute to said magazine and you'll be able to turn up, join in and take advantage of being a member. Click here for more information. Back to top
did you start all this?
"It all started out as a mild curiosity in a junkyard..." OK, it didn't. Here's how our eminent President tells it:
"After withdrawing from a fanzine project due to personality clashes in mid 1991, I wrote to the BBC asking for permission to run a Doctor Who fanclub and fanzine. I had obtained the guidelines and thought that I would give it a crack, so when not long afterwards a letter arrived giving me clearance to proceed, things started to move.
"Between sending out the initial letter and receiving the reply, three of us sat down and decided what the fanzine should contain. As with the aborted Polyphase Avatron we decided on a good mixture of fiction, reviews and articles for Fast Return.
"Keyboards were tapped, very scratchy artwork was drawn and by early 1992 the first issue was ready to be launched onto the unsuspecting public.
"After getting clearance for the Cybermen in late July (for a piece of fiction called Execution Deemed Necessary) it was ready.
"Once everything was cleared I wrote a letter to the Editor's page of out local paper giving details of the starting of Fourth Dimension Lords.
"Soon the local newspaper contacted me for an interview session for an article they were going to run on the club.
"When I opened the paper a couple of days later I was shocked to see a half-page photograph of myself and a very brief article about the club. This article caused a lot of interest and gradually fans started joining up from across the local area.
"In August 1992
the very first issue of Fast Return was sent out to new members and we have
not looked back since."
Taken from an article printed in Issue 10 of Fast Return written by Tristan Stopps Back to top