Published on July 12th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley5
Colin Baker Opens Giant Dalek Maze 50th Anniversary Tribute
Like the TARDIS materialising from another dimension a giant Dalek has cropped up in a field of maize on the outskirts of York. Is it the work of alien invaders or crop circle pranksters? In fact it is an inspired piece of field art created by Yorkshire farmer and Doctor Who fan Tom Pearcy as his tribute to the 50th anniversary of the show.
York Maze itself is 18 acres (8 football pitches) in size, and this latest design (previous years have included Harry Potter and James Bond mazes) features the biggest image of a Dalek ever created, over 300m (1000ft) long, cut out of an 18 acre field of over one million living maize plants.
The design also includes images of the first Doctor in 1963 William Hartnell and the current Doctor 2013’s Matt Smith, and as befits the title the 10km of pathways form an intricate maize maze which visitors can explore. York Maze is the largest maze in Europe and one of the largest in the world.
Says Tom Pearcy,
The Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker will meet up with some of his old foes the Daleks at the launch of the York Maze.
It is great that children and their families will be able to have their own Doctor Who inspired adventures in the York Maze this summer.
Oh, and Kasterborous editor Christian Cawley will be at the maze today, hoping to chat with Mr Pearcy and the special guest.
The rather wonderful York Maze (come on, it’s a maze, made from maize!) is open to the public from Saturday 13 July to Monday 2 September. See www.yorkmaze.co.uk for details.
— York Maze (@Yorkmaze) July 11, 2013