A FAMOUS Huddersfield landmark has been commemorated – in a very small way.
New Street china and gift shop Peter Jones has just commissioned 1,250 limited edition models of the town’s impressive neo-classical railway station. The 8ins replicas feature the station’s finest features, including the Corinthian portico, the two pubs – the Head of Steam and the King’s Head – along with the statue of Harold Wilson.
They go on sale at the New Street shop on November 14 and will sell for £49.95 each.
Their first venture, a Castle Hill model sold virtually all the 2,000 of their limited edition.
Company spokeswoman Lynette Jones said: “We chose the railway station as it is a beautiful building with a lot of historical connections. Also, we were keen to do another one of Huddersfield as that is where our managing director Andrew Cousins lives.
“Lilliput Lane produce some marvellous pieces and wherever possible we use UK-based companies for our commemorative and special commissions.
“The model really is exceptionally good and we hope that it will prove to be a popular Christmas present.”
She added that some artistic licence had been incorporated into the model, but it was largely faithful to the original.
Huddersfield Railway Station is generally regarded as one of the finest in Britain.
Designed by architect James Pigott Pritchett and built by the firm of Joseph Kaye between 1846 and 1850, the Grade I listed building dominates St George’s Square.