Wisbech gets its own centre piece thanks to model village exhibition at Peckover House

PUBLISHED: 15:03 19 February 2016 | UPDATED: 15:03 19 February 2016

Peckover House Model village exhibiton. Ben Rickett, House Manager. Picture: Steve Williams.

Peckover House Model village exhibiton. Ben Rickett, House Manager. Picture: Steve Williams.

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Wisbech will soon have its own model village, or at least a model of the town as it was in Georgian times, when Peckover House opens for a new season on Saturday February 27.

Peckover House Model village exhibiton. Picture: Steve Williams.Peckover House Model village exhibiton. Picture: Steve Williams.

With a scale model as its centre piece, the exhibition will explore the Wisbech of 1795 onwards.

Measuring eight by four feet, the model has taken a year to make and a lot of dedicated work, skill and imagination.

“Our team of ten volunteers, who had no previous experience of model making, have been working on this since last March,” said Diane Smith, the exhibition’s coordinator.

Peckover House Model village exhibiton. Picture: Steve Williams.Peckover House Model village exhibiton. Picture: Steve Williams.

“We have created more than a hundred tiny houses, pubs, warehouses and shops, as well as fields and gardens.

“It has been very absorbing and a lot of hard work and it has been fulfilling to see the model gradually taking shape throughout the year.

“Where a building still exists or where there are records showing how it would have looked, careful attention to detail has been required.

“However, where a building has long since disappeared, leaving no record behind, imagination became the most useful tool for the modellers,” she added.

‘A Georgian Town in the Fens’ exhibition opens on February 27 and runs throughout the season on normal open days, from midday until 4.30 pm. There is no extra admission charge.

For more information, call Peckover House: 01945 583463.


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