>Small World



Who doesn’t love a model village? Perfect miniature towns with no sink estate, no inconsiderate parking, a high street full of butchers, bakers and very probably candlestick makers. The Post Office hasn’t been closed to improve efficiency. The pub doesn’t do karaoke or Bacardi Breezers. It’s the place where we all want to live, except that the full size versions– the Ludlows and the Leyburns – are too expensive and choked with BMW X5s, loud men in red trousers and their alice banded wives.

This one is Bondville in Bridlington, a happy acre of billard-table lawns, bull-chased campers, slumbering cottages, bustling quaysides and parping brass bands. It’s just a couple of quid get in. You can wander around for an hour pointing and chuckling. And pretending to be a giant – or is that just me?


About teninchwheels

Designer, photographer and Vespa-fixated pub bore. Born in Yorkshire, living in that London these past 20 years. Get in touch at teninchwheels@gmail.com, especially if you'd like to send me some free beer.
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2 Responses to >Small World

  1. ally. says:

    >it’s not just you – we stomped around blackpools mini treasure making monsterous noises the whole way. i’d still love to see a model inner city.x

  2. >Ooh – I didn’t know that there was one in Blackpool. I’ll have to swing by there soon.

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