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Virtual visit to Never Never Land

DUNDEE BRANCH members have been treated to a virtual tour of the Never Never Land of Peter Pan.

The presentation by architect John Taverndale showed detailed plans of the garden and visitor centre which will be a monument to the creator of Peter Pan, JM Barrie, at his birth place in nearby Kirriemuir.

Fred Stephen architects was appointed by a trust set up to develop the project. On a 3ha site south of the town, the brief is to develop a series of enclosed gardens creating scenes from the Peter Pan story.

Perimeter site buffers will protect the site from prevailing winds, minimise noise and screen the car park. Solar heating and natural ventilation, backed up by a pump drawing heat from an artesian well and a ducted wind generator, will reduce the need for external power supplies. Rainwater would be collected for irrigation, and grey water used to flush toilets.

Giving the vote of thanks, branch development officer Henny King explained that she had a special connection with Peter Pan. Her late husband painted the Peter Pan mural at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.

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