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19. Don Walker, modelmaker. Photo: Stuart Littlewood/Ricoh XR7/Ilford Delta 400
Don started work in a commercial art studio and, when called up, joined the RAF's topographical Model Section. Back in civvy street he specialised in modelmaking of all kinds - aircraft, ships, town centre schemes and film sets - including the famous 'Thunderbirds' TV puppet series. He has had a lifelong fascination for boating and for 15 years lived on a seagoing boat moored on the Thames. Now retired he restores stationery diesel engines and is pictured here with one of his Millennium projects, a Fielding 11hp single cylinder engine from the 1940s, still in original condition.

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