Badbury Rings, Bournemouth’s Bath Hill, Purbeck’s Blue Pool and the White Horse in Weymouth have gone missing.
But don’t panic as we are only talking about model dioramas that featured in the grounds of Wimborne Model Town in the original 1950s site.
The volunteer run charity attraction is celebrating its 70th anniversary this summer having opened to paying visitors for the first time on 1 August 1952.
The first guidebook for the new and developing 1/10th scale layout of Wimborne described the four additional landscape models of local attractions.
Visitors used to threw coins for the benefit of local charities into the model of the Blue Pool. The dioramas were situated towards the exit area and became superseded by ongoing developments including coin-operated dodgems in the 1970s.
Spokesman Greg Hoar said: “It would be wonderful to see any pictures that early visitors may have taken of the landscape models as nothing exists in our archive. We would be very pleased to hear recollections and anecdotal evidence of the Dorset dioramas and visits during our formative years as we look back over the last seven decades.”
Contact the Model Town on 0750 3699370 or by e mail: email@example.com if you have any information.
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