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Wolverhampton man makes model replica of Crooked House for friend 'gutted' by blaze

A man from Wolverhampton has built a model replica of The Crooked House pub for his friend, who was "gutted" by the destruction of his local.

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Mark Winterbottom from Wolverhampton has made a wooden model of The Crooked House pub.

Mark Winterbottom from Bushbury is a prolific model maker and decided he was going to make a miniature version of the beloved pub after it burnt down last week.

The 50-year-old told the Express & Star: "I've been making models for many many years, I'm a bit of a prop builder. Nothing's new to me.

"The guy I'm giving it to doesn't live too far away from the pub - it was their local. When we met up, we would meet there.

"I knew he was gutted and I thought 'I've got to do something'. So I thought 'I'll build something like it'. It took exactly a week for me to make it."