Miniature England, 1930s

‘Bekonscot in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, is the oldest original model village in the world. It portrays aspects of England mostly dating from the 1930s. Bekonscot was first created by Beaconsfield resident, accountant Roland Callingham, in the 1920s’

- Wikipedia

Images 1, 4-14 by Martin Sole; images 15-16 by Michael Maggs

This capsule was curated by Martin Sole 

2 comments to Miniature England, 1930s

  • johnny

    Bekonscot is a lovely place. My wife went as a child and our kids loved it too. Nice bit of Old England.

  • Philip

    Bekonscot is delightful, but its 1930s look today is a bit of a fraud. Through the 1960s-70s, Bekonscot was kept contemporary, and old buildings demolished to be replaced with modern ones – just like the rest of England.
    Then nostalgia kicked in, and the modern buildings in turn were demolished, to be replaced by “new old” buildings.

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