Lockdown has been frustrating for many of us, but model historian, enthusiast and author Brian Salter put the time to good use by analysing and cataloguing the Model Town’s substantial archive containing material from over seven decades.
His hard work has been put to good purpose with the publication of ‘Wimborne’s Model Towns’, a new 56- page colour souvenir guide. His new book cross references the charity attraction at King Street with its old site behind the Cornmarket and provides a comparative historic tour with the architecture of full-size Wimborne.
Frustrated that the shutdown halted the development of his new exhibition venture, Brian now says that the time provided an opportunity not to be missed. He said: “Lockdown kick started the Model Town archive project enabling the new book to benefit from material and images not seen before.”
Available directly from the popular visitor destination, ‘Wimborne’s Model Towns – a Closer Look, Then and Now’ can also be found at other outlets in the town.
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