Gallery: Star Wars fanatics descended upon Turf Moor

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MORE than 1,000 Star Wars fanatics descended upon Turf Moor yesterday to meet cast members from the original sci-fi trilogy.

The Star Wars Fan Fun Day was celebrating its fifth anniversary with actors David Prowse and Kenny Baker, Darth Vader and R2D2, there to greet the adoring legions of fans.

Organiser Neil Livesey, bringing the convention to the Burnley FC stadium for the fourth time, said the overwhelming response from local people meant that the event had to keep on expanding.

“We started out holding the event in a small hotel room in Clayton-le-Moors and now we need the whole James Hargreaves Executive Suite.

“We’ve truly outgrown what we expected,” said Neil, 52, from Rishton.

“Obviously the big draws are David Prowse who played Darth Vader, and Kenny, who managed to make it down at the last minute from another event which is fantastic.

“The people at Burnley have been superb for us and we hope to be back next year. It’s great to see so many smiles on kids’ faces,” he said.

Rhys Foster, four, from Oswaldtwistle, attended the event with his grandmother Janice.

She said: “He’s watched all the movies and we came here last year and loved it.

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“Darth Vader is his favourite character.”

The actors signed autographs and posed for pictures alongside stalls selling Star Wars memorabilia.

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2:45pm Tue 8 May 12

did you smash it? says...

Try putting the correct captions on the correct photos LT - Kenny Baker is the little fella that played R2D2 and David Prowse is the giant of a guy that played Darth Vader, not the other way around.
Try putting the correct captions on the correct photos LT - Kenny Baker is the little fella that played R2D2 and David Prowse is the giant of a guy that played Darth Vader, not the other way around. did you smash it?

3:37pm Tue 8 May 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

did you smash it? wrote:
Try putting the correct captions on the correct photos LT - Kenny Baker is the little fella that played R2D2 and David Prowse is the giant of a guy that played Darth Vader, not the other way around.
Who gives a turd.
[quote][p][bold]did you smash it?[/bold] wrote: Try putting the correct captions on the correct photos LT - Kenny Baker is the little fella that played R2D2 and David Prowse is the giant of a guy that played Darth Vader, not the other way around.[/p][/quote]Who gives a turd. Keep Darwen Green

3:48pm Tue 8 May 12

Markr says...

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4:32pm Tue 8 May 12

did you smash it? says...

Keep Darwen Green wrote:
did you smash it? wrote:
Try putting the correct captions on the correct photos LT - Kenny Baker is the little fella that played R2D2 and David Prowse is the giant of a guy that played Darth Vader, not the other way around.
Who gives a turd.
Aww is someone a wickle gwumpy because Bwackburn have been welegated?
.
Evidently you give a turd which is why a) you read the article and b) you felt the need to comment.
.
Now run along, haven't you got a protest to attend?
[quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]did you smash it?[/bold] wrote: Try putting the correct captions on the correct photos LT - Kenny Baker is the little fella that played R2D2 and David Prowse is the giant of a guy that played Darth Vader, not the other way around.[/p][/quote]Who gives a turd.[/p][/quote]Aww is someone a wickle gwumpy because Bwackburn have been welegated? . Evidently you give a turd which is why a) you read the article and b) you felt the need to comment. . Now run along, haven't you got a protest to attend? did you smash it?

8:25pm Tue 8 May 12

Troy McCLur says...

May the 4th be with you..
May the 4th be with you.. Troy McCLur

9:54pm Tue 8 May 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

did you smash it? wrote:
Keep Darwen Green wrote:
did you smash it? wrote:
Try putting the correct captions on the correct photos LT - Kenny Baker is the little fella that played R2D2 and David Prowse is the giant of a guy that played Darth Vader, not the other way around.
Who gives a turd.
Aww is someone a wickle gwumpy because Bwackburn have been welegated?
.
Evidently you give a turd which is why a) you read the article and b) you felt the need to comment.
.
Now run along, haven't you got a protest to attend?
Don't need to say may the turd be with you, as it already is.
[quote][p][bold]did you smash it?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Keep Darwen Green[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]did you smash it?[/bold] wrote: Try putting the correct captions on the correct photos LT - Kenny Baker is the little fella that played R2D2 and David Prowse is the giant of a guy that played Darth Vader, not the other way around.[/p][/quote]Who gives a turd.[/p][/quote]Aww is someone a wickle gwumpy because Bwackburn have been welegated? . Evidently you give a turd which is why a) you read the article and b) you felt the need to comment. . Now run along, haven't you got a protest to attend?[/p][/quote]Don't need to say may the turd be with you, as it already is. Keep Darwen Green

10:35pm Tue 8 May 12

Victor.meldrew says...

did you smash it? wrote:
Try putting the correct captions on the correct photos LT - Kenny Baker is the little fella that played R2D2 and David Prowse is the giant of a guy that played Darth Vader, not the other way around.
Bet you never even attended!!! LT must edit and publish millions of words, letters and events, mistakes do happen. Sick to death of people moaning all the time about spelling and grammar. I will send you a red pen so you can do some marking. Comment on the good this event did. negative, negative, negative!!!! is not the way.
[quote][p][bold]did you smash it?[/bold] wrote: Try putting the correct captions on the correct photos LT - Kenny Baker is the little fella that played R2D2 and David Prowse is the giant of a guy that played Darth Vader, not the other way around.[/p][/quote]Bet you never even attended!!! LT must edit and publish millions of words, letters and events, mistakes do happen. Sick to death of people moaning all the time about spelling and grammar. I will send you a red pen so you can do some marking. Comment on the good this event did. negative, negative, negative!!!! is not the way. Victor.meldrew

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