© Philip Thompson July 2006
Welcome to Chesterfield in the heart of England
An historic market town famous for its crooked spire.
This isn’t me, his name is Geppetto and he was my first DIY mini figure. He spends most of his time working away in his workshop inside the Toy Shop. My name is Philip and I have just turned 70 years of age. My interest in woodwork began as a boy and the dollhouse building came about when I heard that I was to become a grandparent.  I decided to make a house for the new arrival, my first attempt being the Victorian Shop from a design by Brian Nickolls. Like many dollhouse builders, you just have to make another and so we ended up with quite a collection
Here we are, some years later. My granddaughter Naomi, has been involved with the houses since she could first crawl. As you can see from the picture, she has been keen to carry out quality control inspections for quite some timet