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Babbacombe Model Village Reflects Modern Life With Protests And TikToks

Devon's miniature world updates to include street protests, TikTok filming, and contemporary housing

A model village has been updated to represent modern life – with street protests, a new build housing estate and kids filming TikToks.

Babbacombe Model Village in Devon, England, has unveiled its latest miniature creations.

Built within four acres of award-winning gardens, the miniature world showcases hundreds of uniquely hand-crafted model scenes, vehicles and people.

The village portrays versions of Britain through the decades including the Globe Theatre, a modern high street and Stonehenge.

Now, the village has been updated to reflect contemporary life with the additions of protestors holding up traffic, school children filming a TikTok and an ‘upcycling’ initiative.

Babbacombe model village which has been updated for 2023 to represent modern life with street protests, a new build housing estate and kids filming TikToks. Now, the village has been updated to reflect contemporary life with the additions of protestors holding up traffic, school children filming a TikTok and an ‘upcycling’ initiative. PHOTO BY DANIEL DAYMENT/SWNS 

The village now even includes an “unaffordable housing development,” complete with show homes finished with “pain in the glass” window fitters.

Managing Director, Mike Rhodes, said: “Right through its history the model village has always tried to portray contemporary life – with a touch of humor.

“The team comes up with ideas all the time and then we have to decide which ones will work well in miniature, not everything does, which ones will work well for humor and which ones will resonate best with customers.”

 

 

“One problem facing model villages is that because everything is in miniature, people can easily walk by missing so much.

“Adding more depth to the displays does slow people down and it also ensures that everyone will see something interesting, funny, strange, quirky to them.”

 

Produced in association with SWNS Talker

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