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Bekonscot in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, is the oldest model village in the world.


It portrays aspects of England mostly dating from the 1930s, boasting a fine model railway. Bekonscot has been run by the Church Army since 1978 and donates large amounts of money to charity.


It features prominently in the Will Self short story Scale.


External links

  • Official website (http://www.bekonscot.org.uk/)

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Bekonscot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (404 words)
Bekonscot in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, is the oldest model village (or miniature park) in the world.
Bekonscot is acknowledged to be the inspiration for other model villages and miniature parks in the world, including Babbacombe, Madurodam, and Legoland Windsor.
Bekonscot is famed for its complex outdoor model railway, possibly the largest public garden railway in the UK, at ten scale miles.
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