Thomas East recently commented on a post on the HCSW Facebook group as follows
That a guy who was a fitter and turned at Hownsgill at one point built a scale model of Hownsgill, his name was Barry Britton
Lived at one point in the bungalow on Cutlers Hall road, he had a car repair shop in the old forge in Shotley.
Last time I saw him he was living up from the Mount Pleasant pub towards Medomsley Road
The HCSW project team would like to hear of anyone who knows anything about the model, has pictures and knows if it is still held by the family
We look forward to hearing from you