Some of the original volunteers who helped save the miniature buildings of Wimborne Model Town 25 years ago and move them to their existing King Street location, gathered for a special celebration tea. Friends, visitors and current volunteers enjoyed a silver celebration evening, with a barbecue, music from the Skittle Alley Strummers and the illumination of the model town as dusk approached.
“It is great to have a reunion of the old originals who helped over 25 years ago to recreate this major tourist attraction in our town which would otherwise have been lost forever,” declared former chairman Pat Hymers, who led the campaign to save the 1/10th scale properties.
Wimborne Model Town is a volunteer run charity attraction and its reopening at King Street, 25 years ago, was only made possible by some very hard work and the generosity of the Hanham Estate.
A new Silver Celebration Guide, detailing the history, the move and current facilities in the model town has been produced to coincide with the anniversary and busy summer season.