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Beach huts of future on display

Jabba the Beach Hut
Futuristic creation Jabba the Beach Hut will be on display

Beach huts of the future will be displayed in an exhibition at a Norfolk resort next month.

The exhibition of futuristic designs came about after a worldwide competition for architects to imagine beach huts in the 21st Century.

More than 240 entries were sent in by architects from 15 different countries across four continents.

The Bathing Beauties exhibition is to be mounted at The Henry Blogg Museum in Cromer from Saturday 4 October.

Jim Bond, the architect who designed the North Norfolk District Council offices, has brought the exhibition to Cromer and his own Top Shed will be one of the 50 or so models on show.

Jim said: "It has special significance as the town lost so many of its beach huts in the November storms - it shows they can be so much more than a painted shed."

The show will cost more than 5000 to stage and Cromer Chamber of Trade has promised 1000 but Jim Bond is seeking further cash donations to foot the bill.

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