Model (scale 1:200) of a mid-19th century scene, featuring elements of contemporary agriculture, industry and housing, and transport. In the foreground are workers' back-to-back houses with washing hanging out. Beyond is a timber yard, with a railway transporting the wood. Across the river a railway bridge is being built, and on top of the hill is a coalmine. Model made by Charley's Art of Reading.
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