Sepia Saturday 124 – Small

Back in the 1970s when I was still a child, we would have holidays in Devon. We visited on several occasions the Model Village at Babbacombe. These are a few postcards from the late 1970s.
Fast forward from the 1970s to the late 1990s when I moved from my native Surrey to Devon. 
I now live about 9 miles from the Model Village there and of course, like most of us, never visit what attractions are under our noses. The Model Village always hosts a wonderful Festive display with fake snow and twinkle lights. We had planned to visit last year, as there will not be a Christmas display in 2012 in preparation for the 50 year anniversary in 2013, but we were unable to visit.
Here are a few festive photographs from our last visit in December 2006.

You can view the complete December 2006 set HERE
Taking part in Sepia Saturday
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9 Responses to Sepia Saturday 124 – Small

  1. I love those model villages. Wish I could see that one in person. Especially in winter with the lights and snow. How beautiful.
    Nancy

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  2. Little Nell says:

    These are lovely examples. I haven’t visited this one, but it looks very realistic, especially the Winter scene.

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  3. Beautiful! I know that I would enjoy seeing it if I ever get over to your neck of the woods. I know what you mean about not visiting things that are nearby though. We take them for granted or something.

    Kathy M.

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  4. Wendy says:

    If you hadn't commented on the fact that these are miniature villages, I would have thought they were just lovely REAL villages. I'd love to see one in person.

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  5. Bob Scotney says:

    I've only ever see miniatures made of Lego. Interesting but you would never mistake them for places like Babbacombe.

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  6. Alan Burnett says:

    What great photographs (old and new). I am sure that I have been to that model village – but it must have been during its early years.

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  8. Postcardy says:

    Miniature villages, at least the older ones, are really folk art. There was a lot of labor and craftsmanship that went into their construction.

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  9. What lovely pictures – the countryside shots are especially mesmerizing. You are so correct about never visiting and appreciating what is in our own neck of the woods. I live in South Florida where we have so many natural attractions and I never visit any of them. I only live 8 miles from the beach and haven't been there in years!

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