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    St. Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery have all been moved to the?

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    St. Paul's Cathedral, Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery have all been moved to the sleepy seaside town of Bournemouth -- or at least models of the famous London monuments have moved there.

    The idea of building a replica of old London City at Bournemouth in the country of Dorset was originated by Norman Elsdon and a team of fellow model makers.

    The model city will be part of the Tucktonia leisure Park at Bournemouth.

    The scheme os being built at a cost of more than 1 million pounds sterling (nearly 2 million U.S. dollars) for the brewing company, Watney Taverns.

    As well as the models depicting Britain's architectural heritage, the four-acre scheme includes extensive animated models.

    These include docks, motorways and railway complexes, all of which will be operated from a computer control centre which will work off more than 450 different channels.

    Leading companies throughout Great Britain are also participating in the scheme by having models of their choice placed on the site.

    SYNOPSIS: It might not look like it now, but this is an indication of how London looked in the early nineteenth century. And that is part of the famous Saint Paul's Cathedral being unloaded.

    Or at least it is a model of the Cathedral....part of an exhibition being set up in the sleepy English seaside resort of Bournemouth, in Dorset County.

    The exhibition, titled "The Best of Britain" is being built for an English brewing company, at a cost of more than one million pounds. When it opens in May of next year it will be the largest leisure development of its type in Britain.

    Other famous London landmarks are included in the exhibition, including Nelson's Column ind Trafalgar Square which is also equipped with working fountains. As well as models depicting Britain's architectural heritage, the scheme includes working models of London Docks and railways operated by a special computer...and, as might be expected, a number of model English pubs.

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