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A New Chapter At Sandworld In Weymouth

Sandworld Sherlock

1:38pm 4th April 2014
(Updated 1:54pm 4th April 2014)

Where would you find Moby Dick, the Lord of the Rings and Sherlock homes all under one roof?

They've all been brought to life in sand sculptures at Sandworld in Weymouth.

The theme for the latest exhibition which opens to the public tomorrow is iconic books.

Sandworld's Co-founder Mark Anderson's grandfather first started creating sand structures after the First World War ended on Weymouth Beach and Mark officially took up the craft just after his 21st Birthday.

Mark who used to just work on the beach says Sandworld brings a whole new dimension:

" The detailing that I put into it was sometimes lost, but here you can see it up close and personal and people come through the door and say wow!."

12 master sculptors from across the globe have been involved in the latest exhibition.

Ian Bruce looks after leisure and tourism at the Borough Council .  He thinks the attraction will bring in more visitors from further afield:

"People are deciding where they are going to come for their summer holidays.  They already know Weymouth has the best beach in the world and they've turned some of that sand on the beach into this attraction.  Come and see it."

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