VIDEO: Timbertown 2012

VIDEO: Timbertown 2012

Paul Miles

VIDEO: Timbertown 2012

It was an Olympic celebration with a difference when more than 300 children took part in the 29th annual Timbertown event over the bank holiday weekend.

Inspired by London 2012, families came together to build a variety of huts and wooden structures which ranged from a velodrome to a medal podium.

There was even a recreation of Eton Dorney with kids sliding down a ramp into a paddling pool.

The four-day event on Town Moor, in Blackamoor Lane, Maidenhead, was officially declared open by Paralympian and bronze medal winner Rebecca Gale on Saturday.

Erika Hayward, who first introduced the event to Maidenhead 29 years ago, was one of 11 organisers making sure everything ran to plan.

"It was a fantastic event and the weather has played its part," she said.

"I think it is exciting for the children to do their own designs and have a good atmosphere on site. It is just brilliant enjoyment."

A bonfire took place yesterday as children gathered round to say farewell to their creations  - as is custom every year.

Click above the watch a video with highlights from Timbertown. See tomorrow's Maidenhead Advertiser for the full story and photos.

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