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Wollaston man puts his passion for Anderson sci-fi on display
5:04pm Monday 18th February 2013 in News
A WOLLASTON man with a passion for amateur art is showing off his tribute to a master of sci-fi fab-tacy.
Allyn Wyer's pencil drawings of Gerry Anderson's 1960s and 70s TV creations, including Thunderbirds, Stingray and Fireball XL5, are currently on display at Stourbridge Library.
Puppet characters from Gerry Anderson's films became national heroes and many catch phases from the programmes, including "F.A.B". from Thunderbirds, becoming part of everyday vocabulary for youngsters of the day.
Mr Wyer, aged 52 from Durham Road, said: "I like the characters, the aircraft and scenes they created.
"They were fantastic programs from fantastic worlds of the future. My dad was an aircraft engineer and I get inspired by beautiful aircraft designs."
The exhibition of Mr Wyer's drawings featuring the work of Gerry Anderson, who died in December last year, will run at the library until Monday February 25.
Visitors are reminded the temporary entrance to the library during the redevelopment of the Crown Centre is on Market Street.