Bekonscot

Bekonscot

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Bekonscot in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, is the oldest original model village in the world. It portrays aspects of England mostly dating from the 1930s. Bekonscot has been run by the Church Army since 1978 and donates large amounts of money to charity. It has raised the equivalent of almost 5,000,000 so far and has been visited by more than 14,000,000 visitors. Bekonscot was first created by Beaconsfield resident, accountant Roland Callingham, in the 1920s. Roland developed the master plan for his miniature empire as an addition to his large back garden, drawing in help from his staff: the gardener, cook, maid and chauffeur. Together they developed the model landscape portraying rural England at the time.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135696092
  • 9786135696097