Stuart Holbert and his three-year-old brother Martin are pictured here visiting the model village in Wimborne at its original site behind the Cornmarket.

This picture, from October 1983, was taken during the time Cllr Pat Hymers along with other locals were trying to save the model village’s site which was earmarked for building by a property developer.

A new site was found in Kings Street and a board of trustees worked to save the village.