The pretty little village of Bekonscot is situated in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire and although there are plenty of houses and shops and even a regular train service no-one actually lives here! why not? It is in fact a model village and is the oldest original model village in the world. Bekonscot was first created by Roland Callingham(1881-1961), in the 1920s and portrays aspects of England dating mostly from the 1930s. Since 1978 the village has been run by the Church Army and donates large amounts of money to charity.There are six model villages set within the miniture landscape and the whole site is approximately two acres of which just over half is a miniture. Besides the houses and quirkily named shops there are castles, Windmills, Trams, Pier, Cable Car, Fishing Port, Coal Mine and a model Railway. The Railway is possibly the largest public garden railway in the U.K at ten scale miles. Some of the trains and equipment dates back to the 1930s and is still in daily use.Some of the trains have been running for 50 years each covering about 2,000 miles per year.
Official Website : www.bekonscot.co.uk
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