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Bondville Model Village Near Bridlington Up For Sale

Bondville Model Village Near Bridlington Up For Sale

Published by Karen Liu at 12:20pm 4th May 2020.

The owners of a model village near Bridlington are putting it up for sale.

Tim and Jan Whitehead are looking for new people to look after Bondville in Sewerby, as the pair want to retire.

The attraction, which is built on an 1:12 scale, usually opens from Easter to September.

Tim said:

"We took the attraction on as a five year plan. We're on season eight believe it or not and we thought to ourselves 'well, it's time to sort of take life a little bit easier, have a bit of family time'; because believe it or not, running an attraction of that sort is very committing and time consuming. It is a 12 month operation. 

You've got to be a good all-rounder. I think that's the best way of describing it. 

I mean, of all things, I was in the motor trade prior to taking this on so I didn't have any qualification whatsoever in model making.

Originally, we bought the village because my wife has always wanted a tea shop and that's included in the sale.

I just got thrown in at the deep end and I think that's the best way to look at it.

One minute I can be cementing, doing roofs, wood working, I can be doing gardening, if we have an electrical fault, I've got to be there on site.

It's a situation of jack of all trades, hopefully not master of none."

Tim has been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Paddy in the Morning:

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