The Whoovers are
a friendly group of people from across Derbyshire drawn together by
one thing - an admiration of the television series Doctor Who and
its various spin-offs.
We usually meet on the first Friday of each month and after the
very friendly and informal meeting we usually retire to The Old Spa
Inn just up the road on Abbey Street to continue the discussions.
The meetings are full of fun stuff like quizzes, the chance to see
various rare clips from the shows history, The Zero Room - our
version of Room 101, Desert Island Docs (our version of Desert
Island Discs) and a raffle to win Doctor Who merchandise. Many of
the members are extremely knowledgeable about the series, but you
certainly don't need to be an expert to attend or even enjoy the
From time to time the meetings even invite a special guest from the
world of Doctor Who - actors, writers, directors, etc. You get the
chance to meet the people who make Doctor Who, get their autograph
and even have your photo taken with them.
The group also organises occassional excursions - 'Wholidays' - to places of 'Who' interest and have also
just held our very first Doctor Who convention - Whooverville - which included a whole handful of
Sound sad and geeky? - Far from it! The content of the meetings
varies from serious (though never desperately so) to downright
hilarious. The Whoovers is only one of many fan groups which meet
regularly up and down the country, but we happen to think it's one
of the very best. Whether you're a new fan or an old one, come
along and you'll be made most welcome!