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Lilliput Lane launches two new models as part of their west Norfolk collection of stunning landmark buildings

PUBLISHED: 09:05 07 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:05 07 October 2015

Liam Baker with his collection of Liliput models of West Norfolk buildings. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Liam Baker with his collection of Liliput models of West Norfolk buildings. Picture: Matthew Usher.

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2015

It is an area known for its charming buildings, steeped in history and crafted with grandeur.

And over the years, some of West Norfolk’s stunning signature buildings have been carefully recreated in miniature, by a global model manufacturer.

Now, two more landmarks from the area have been created - Gaywood Clock and Downham Market Clock.

West Norfolk is the only area in the country to have its own series, with new models produced each year by Cumbrian-based firm Lilliput Lane. The items are produced for the Caithness Crystal visitor centre, in King’s Lynn.

The latest two bring the total number produced to 11. Collector Liam Baker already has the other nine: reproductions of the South Gate and King’s Lynn Library along with Custom House, Greyfriars Tower, Red Mount, St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Wolferton Signal box, Greenland Fisheries and St Nicholas Chapel.

Artist Diane Hope with the models of Downham Market and Gaywood clocks. Picture: Ian BurtArtist Diane Hope with the models of Downham Market and Gaywood clocks. Picture: Ian Burt

“I love where I come from and I love where I live. I had never been interested in Lilliput Lane before but when they started doing local buildings that sparked an interest,” said Mr Baker, who is also a collector of records and has around 3,000 LPs.

The 35-year-old works for Tesco and has lived in the King’s Lynn area all his life.

Each of the new creations costs £23.95; the Gaywood Clock has a Limited Edition of 500 pieces and the Downham Market Clock has a Limited Edition of 350.

At the launch of the most recent additions at Caithness Crystal visitor centre, buyers were able to meet the artist Lynne Thomson from Lilliput Lane and have their limited edition pieces signed by her.

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