Wimborne Model Town celebrated its 70th birthday with a buffet dinner for volunteers, a visit by local MP Michael Tomlinson and special cry by town crier Chris Brown.

Buildings have almost been completed for the charity attraction’s Model of the Model Town 70th anniversary project. The new miniature in 1/100th scale has been placed behind the Corn Market in the WMT’s diorama recalling the position the attraction had in the real town in 1952. Project director and trustee Penri Jones has estimated that in excess of 1,500 volunteer man hours have gone into the mini model town so far and that production and painting of the smaller scale structures is nearing completion.

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Marketing manager Greg Hoar said: “We continue to offer a good value fun destination for all the family, only made possible by decades of support and work by our loyal volunteer force.”