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A must see for fans in the UK is the Desmond Llewelyn official tribute at Bexhill Museum. Desmond made his home in the town after meeting his wife-to-be while appearing at the theatre of the De La Warr Pavilion. Below is the recent press release publicisng the forthcoming event, issued by the Museum. More details will be published on this site in the coming weeks.

For those thinking of traveling to Bexhill, (or perhaps inquisitive as to just where in the UK the town is located!) we have provided a map

PRESS RELEASE

Q -A TRIBUTE TO DESMOND LLEWELYN

featuring the 007 Collection of Daryl Burchmore

A Temporary Exhibition at Bexhill Museum

from 10 March to 20 May 2001

The Old Town, where Desmond made his home

In association with Daryl Burchmore, one of the best 007 collections in existence will be on show to the public for a limited time. With the blessing of the Llewelyn family, this exhibition will take the form of an official tribute to the great actor who is best known for his role as ĎQí

Daryl began his collection seriously in 1979 and has amassed something like 2000 items including autographs of all the major Bond stars, scripts, costume from The Spy Who Loved Me, publicity items, toys, confectionery, magazines, soundtracks and videos.

Daryl says that his first Bond film he saw was On Her Majestyís Secret Service which is still his favorite followed closely by From Russia With Love which of course, was Desmondís first 007 film.

Daryl has visited many Bond locations including Pinewood Studios and watched the filming of The Living Daylights at Beachy Head where he recovered a fiberglass Land Rover wheel!

Daryl knew Desmond personally and they met many times. He is pleased to be able to show his collection locally and include items specifically connected with Desmond. There will also be personal momentoes, photographs etc. from his family.

The collection has featured many times in the media. The Sunday Express Magazine and other national / international publications, radio, CWN Newstand (USA), Meridian News, Collectomania, The Antiques Show (BBC) and Collectors Lot (Channel 4).

A professional video of Darylís collection entitled From Eastbourne With Love will be on sale in the museum shop together with copies of Sandy Hernuís book Q The Biography of Desmond Llewelyn.

For more information contact : Bexhill Museum Association, Egerton Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, UK. Telephone (01424) 787950

The art deco style of the De La Warr Pavilion
The Pavilion staircase

15 February 2001

E-mail: museum@rother.gov.uk

Map Showing Bexhillís location