In Pictures: Scooter riders hit heights in miniature town

Scooter-riding youngsters have put on a free-wheeling display in a model town in Dorset.

Riders from the StreetLight Project in Wimborne Minster scooted around its famous concrete miniature town, which opened in 1951.

The model town – a 10th of the size of the real town as it was in the 50s – features 120 buildings, including a butchers, ironmongers, bakery and fishmongers.

Charlie Sibley, from Wimborne’s StreetLight Project, scooters through the streets of Wimborne Model Town and Gardens in Dorset
Charlie Sibley, from the StreetLight Project, scooters through the streets of Wimborne Model Town and Gardens in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Jack Hopton-Butler, from Wimborne’s StreetLight Project, scooters through the streets of Wimborne Model Town and Gardens in Dorset
Jack Hopton-Butler dwarfed the buildings of the model town (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Wimborne Model Town and Gardens
The 1/10th scale model shows the town’s streets, shops and gardens as they looked in the 1950s (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Wimborne Model Town and Gardens
Jack was among those showing off his high-flying moves (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Wimborne Model Town and Gardens
Charlie takes it steady on the main street… (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Charlie Sibley, from Wimborne’s StreetLight Project, scooters through the streets of Wimborne Model Town and Gardens in Dorset
… before achieving lift-off (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Jack Hopton-Butler, from Wimborne’s StreetLight Project, scooters through the streets of Wimborne Model Town and Gardens in Dorset
The StreetLight Project is a local initiative which has a community skate park and play area (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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