Scale model of bygone part of town drawing crowds to museum
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Museum visitors are standing in awe before a scale model created to bring back memories of a long forgotten part of a Norfolk town.
Dedicated model-maker Richard Crossley, 51, meticulously put together a miniature model of the Ship Yard area of North Walsham.
The area, behind the church, was demolished in the 1960s and is now the St Nicholas Court precinct.
The model, which includes 45 cardboard buildings and is one square metre in size, is now on show at North Walsham's Information and Heritage Centre in Vicarage Street.
Mr Crossley said: "I thought that if I could recreate this area as a scale model, 4mm to 1ft, it would bring some black and white reference photos to life.
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"I started off with an Ordnance Survey street map. There were a lot of yards in North Walsham then, and they were mainly named after pubs, There was a Ship Inn in that area."
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