Newcastle-under-Lyme miniature buildings on show

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More than 100 miniatures of buildings in a Staffordshire town from the 1940s are to go on show in an exhibition.

They were painted by Dr Chris Giles for his children while he was recovering from illness, Newcastle Museum and Art Gallery said.

The borough council's Guildhall will be showcasing museum exhibits to the public for the first time when the items go on display from Wednesday.

Dr Giles' family have donated them to the museum, the authority added.

Clare Griffiths, from Newcastle Museum and Art Gallery, said: "They provide a fascinating picture of the town in the 1940s, especially as many of the buildings have been demolished or dramatically altered since then."

The free exhibition, which will be upstairs at the Guildhall, will be available on weekdays between 0900 and 1700 BST until 15 October.

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