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In pictures: Timbertown 2016

Will Taylor

The London skyline could be seen from Maidenhead's Town Moor over the Bank Holiday weekend after children and their families set about constructing landmarks from wood.

Timbertown, the popular crafting event, returned with children and volunteers making various icons from the capital using locally-supplied timber, including HMS Belfast, the Gherkin and Tower Bridge.

Different groups worked on a different landmark, and they were all subsequently burned - as part of Timbertown tradition - on today.

It started on Saturday, when teams began construction.

The final results were painted on Sunday, while Monday was used for activities which included a bouncy castle.

One group, working on the Cutty Sark, enjoyed how children were able to get to grips with arts and craft in a way they wouldn't usually at school.

Claire Castignetti said: "We don't get much time to plan.

"We have just got to wing it.

"Our daughters love it."

She was there with her husband, Rob, and children Georgina, 10, and Rosa, eight, who were busy working away on the model of the clipper.

Ben Facer-Childs, a member of the ground crew, said: "I've been coming since I was eight.

"I've volunteered since I was 16.

"It is getting them to do something that they can't do elsewhere."

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  • barrybaker

    15:08, 03 July 2017

    It's very disappointing that out of 38 photos of the Timbertown event not one shows the finished result of all that hard work and craft, yet 14 show it being destroyed by flames. Wasn't it worth looking at?



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