Above and left, Peter Bestford in the flat he decorated using matchsticks
and paint to create murals
IT'S made of thousands of matchsticks
, has replica stained-glass windows, and even took pride of place at Prince William's first public royal duty in 1991 - but for many years this stunning model of Cardiff's Llandaff Cathedral was hidden away in an office.
The groups which attempted to draw triangles to scale did make errors in measuring; in particular, the group which used one square grid equalling one matchstick
assumed that the diagonal of the square was equal to the length of the square.
Stompe and Son has a ring to it, The Matchstick
Men is another decent name, and if they stick to darts products The Jolly Oche Sticks has to be a huge runner.
But officers have now been told to check models after three matchstick
jewellery boxes designed to conceal mobiles were discovered at The Verne prison, Portland, Dorset.
If you would like him to create the matchstick
mini-mansion of your dream home, you can contact him on 36700723.
Guards also found a cache of imitation weapons made out of matchsticks
, including a Samurai sword, at Category C Usk prison in Monmouthshire, Wales.
ART enthusiasts have the chance to get their hands on a collection of paintings by world-renowned 'matchstick
men' artist LS Lowry which are on sale at a prestigious antiques fair in Northumberland this weekend.
AFTER devouring an eightomelette breakfast and smearing her body with lanolin and chilli paste, the great swimmer might have considered for a moment her second cousin, LS Lowry, then establishing his reputation as the painter of matchstick
The former engineer, dubbed "The Matchstick
Man" by pals, started out by building a 12in motorboat in 1986.
Both Jeff Sonhouse's startling portrait Inauguration of the Solicitor, 2005, with its deft interweaving of painted and collaged elements (including a wild matchstick
Afro), and the rhinestone-encrusted surfaces of Mickalene Thomas's 2005 female-wrestling paintings, Rumble and Instant Gratification, display an almost erotic mode of material surplus.