Doctor Who thing of the day: public memorial to Ianto Jones in Cardiff
Spotted at Mermaid Quay, Cardiff’s chic waterfront, under which Torchwood had its secret headquarters:
Not spotted by me but by @TheDailyEmma.
1983 – 2009
Gave his life in defence of the children of this planet.
The management of Mermaid Quay salutes you
The small text at the bottom of plaque is the best bit:
Ianto Jones is a fictional character in the fictional BBC television series Torchwood (part of the Doctor Who franchise), which was filmed, in part, at Mermaid Quay. Ianto died on a confrontation with an alien species known as the 456 in the Torchwood mini-series Children of Earth which was first broadcast in the UK in July 2009. This is an impromptu memorial to the much-loved character.
Just in case anyone thought this was a real memorial to a real person.
(If you stumble across a cool Doctor Who thing, feel free to email me with a link.)