Superhero-themed Timbertown to heat things up

Superhero-themed Timbertown to heat things up


Katherine Denham

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Superhero-themed Timbertown to heat things up

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a superhero-themed Timbertown which is soon to swoop into Maidenhead for another year.

Hundreds of youngsters and volunteers will be making and decorating wooden superhero-inspired structures and playing in them before they are demolished and turned into an spectacular bonfire by firefighters at Town Moor in Blackamoor Lane over the bank holiday weekend.

With tickets now sold out, Timberton Saves the Day is proving to be just as popular as previous years, and organisers are hoping more adults will offer a helping hand.

The unique four-day event is the only one like it in the country and has been going since 1980s.

One of the organisers Harrie Hayward said: “Timbertown gives children a chance to be creative, and learn practical and social skills.

“In the past some of the younger ones have got upset when we have to burn the huts, but they realise we have the bonfire so we can do it all again next year.”

Other years’ themes have included the Best of British and The World’s Your Oyster.

As well as building huts for the bonfire, the primary school children will also enjoy team games, sports, competitions, fancy dress and an outdoor party.

The event will take place from Saturday, August 23, to Tuesday, August 26.

Helpers are required to attend a brief helpers meeting on Friday, August 22, where they will help organise the scrap timber and other materials beforehand.

Email to volunteer to help at all or one of the days.

Helpers should be 18 or over.

No previous experience is required.

Watch a video and see pictures from last year's Timbertown here.


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