Thursday, 6 July 2006

Who is the inspiration for Peter's artistic display on brotherly love...

OUT OF THIS WORLD: Peter shows off his
entry and certificate with a little help
from a star of his favourite TV show.
The work of a Warrington artist, inspired by the bond he shares with his late brother, has won him a place in the final of a national competition.

Although Peter Trengove never knew his brother Paul, who died aged six - two years before Peter was born, the pair share many common bonds.

Both were born with Cystic Fibrosis and both shared a passion for Doctor Who, with Tom Baker as their favourite Doctor.

Only a week before he died, Paul fulfilled his ambition to meet Mr Baker.

This inspired Peter to choose as image of Jodrell Bank for his entry in the Back the Kid arts and photography competition, as it was the location where Tom Baker departed from an episode of Doctor Who.

Peter, aged 27, from Cynthia Avenue, Woolston, took the picture on April 17 last year - 16 years to the day after Doctor Who returned to the television. He chose to title the image From this world to the next.

Peter said: "Not long before his departure from this world to the next, Paul met our hero, Tom Baker. Paul may have died at a young age but he left this world happy that he had met Tom Baker."

The judges chose Peter as a finalist for the powerful idea behind the picture, a symbol that links Peter to his dead brother.

Back the Kid is a nationwide campaign to help ensure people with Cystic Fibrosis, particularly children and teens, have access to the best possible care and treatments, to improve their quality of life and to help them live longer.