Sarah is famous in Dr Who circles for gratuitously removing her skirt half way through her last appearance, in the story "Terminus", and playing out the rest of the episode in her underwear.
As Sarah put it in an interview: "Dropping my skirt was my parting gesture to all those fans who wanted to see the real Nyssa." pioneering surgeon Sir Harold Gillies "the father of plastic surgery" worked from Rooksdown House at Park Prewett Hospital during WWII reconstructing horrifically injured soldiers.
If anyone knows the story of this guy, or when he started or why he disappeared, do drop me an email.(address at the bottom of the page)Author and columnist for, amongst others, Marxism Today and The Independent, where he, along with Helen Fielding, devised the 'Bridget Jones's Diary' column, that grew to become the eponymous books and film, attended The Vyne and Queen Mary's Collegethe authoresses, lived in the nearby villages of Steventon and Heckfield respectively and regularly attended the dances held at the Assembly Rooms in Basingstoke. "Are you trying to tell me that we just stuck out our thumbs and some green bug-eyed monster stuck his head out and said, Hi fellas, hop right in.
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I'm looking for for more information various Basingstoke stories so that they can be included on the page click here for more details Actress Sarah Sutton who, amogst other roles, played Dr Who's companion Nyssa alongside Tom Baker (who called her "Miss Basingstoke") and Peter Davidson.
When some of the patients were able to go into town, not surprisingly they would attract attention[..]The people of Basingstoke were absolutely wonderful in the way they opened their arms, hearts and doors, asking the patients to come in and have tea with them they rallied round beautifully.
In 1951 Sir Harold completed the first male to female gender reassignement of a transexual through vaginoplasty.
Basingstoke electrician Pete Staples is none other than the bass player of the 1960's supergroup 'The Troggs', most famous for their hit 'Wild Thing', and more recently 'Love is all Around' featured in the film 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', and also covered by R. With 0-100mph in under 5seconds and 3G cornering, it claimed the fastest laptime on Top Gear at 1' 10.1", trashing all its closest rivals, the likes of Ferrari, Maserati and Zonda, by around eight seconds.
Click for some early spy camera footage of a road test around Basingstoke.
The plastic surgery of the time required connected tissue to be used and it was "a common sight to see patients from Rooksdown undergoing skin grafts, walking the streets of Basinsgtoke in hospital blue, with arms connected to their faces".
According to Judy Stokes who worked as a nurse with Sir Harold "The patients also mixed in well with Basingstoke residents.
The Libertines and Dirty Pretty Things Carl Barat was born in Basingstoke.
The son of an armaments factory worker and a CND activist, at seven years old he dressed as a whale and took part in a demonstration on the motorway to stop a nuclear weapons convoy., Photo by Holly Calder, many thanks. The T1 Capero, the world's fastest accelerating road car, is designed and built on the Houndmills industrial estate.