Make your own Victorian House!

A couple of weeks ago a group of us went for a meal, one of our number suggested that we should all go back to his house to finish the evening off with a brandy.

On one of his shelves amongst lots of treasures I spotted something that I recognized but had forgotten all about, a faded paper model of a Victorian house. It was a model that I’d made with my Dad years and years ago (obviously not the  actual one we had made)

I think that Dad must have bought it as he particularly liked that sort of thing (pop-up books, paper engineering) and we spent a some very happy hours making the model which sat on a shelf in my bedroom for many years.

I had to have it again and so with the help of Amazon a copy of the book arrived today!

Make your own Victorian House by Rosemary Lowndes and Claude Kailer (all you need is a pair of scissors and glue) It looks as exciting as it did all those years ago and brings back happy memories, I’m itching to start making it again!

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I’ll put photos on to show it finished!

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3 thoughts on “Make your own Victorian House!

  1. Oh wow. I had something similar, though not so grand and it came in weekly installments, my nan used to have it ordered for me. It was a nineteen twenties three storey house complete with maids and a cook and an old fashioned range in the kitchen. I remember cutting out a gramophone and having to be so careful with the scissors. There was a set of railings that Uncle Alb cut out with a knife. The two ladies had bobbed hairstyles, one dark the other blonde. I have no idea what happened to it and cannot remember what it was called. Seeing this brought back memories. Have fun putting it together and I look forward to seeing the pics of the finished article.

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    1. It would be great to find model,have you tried? I couldn’t remember what mine was called, I had thought it was Edwardian rather than Victorian and tried all sorts of combinations of titles until the one I was after was suggested…….good old Amazon (and it’s only cost me 60pence plus p&p!)

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