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The Queen locked up behind bars
23 Sep

Only six months to Brexit / Can Gary Blackburn save his “Little Britain”?

Von Gary Blackburn

Dear friends of “Little Britain”,

the recent media response in the English-speaking world has been tremendous with coverage from the BBC, British Forces BFBS and even RT UK.

As many of you will already know my little collection of Cornish telephone boxs, double decker busses, Robin…

Peter Rabbit and friends all locked up
10 Sep

“Little Britain” shut down for now to be back soon

Von Gary Blackburn

Dear friends and supporters of ”Little Britain“

please let me try to summarize what has been going on during the last weeks.

“Little Britain“ has enjoyed tremendous support from all sides. Neighbors, that I had no personal contact to before, came by assuring me of their support.…

Deutsche Welle reports about Little Britain at Baumdienst Siebengebirge
23 Aug

Neighbors and visitors demanding for „Little Britain“ to remain

Von Gary Blackburn

Just a few days ago I returned from Scotland from my holidays – while my sons, the teams and the office were on duty for our customers – and I am still overwhelmed how much support there is for “Little Britain“ from nearly all sides.

I appreciate this even more since this includes neighbors I haven’t even met in person before.…

The Daily Star about our newest attraction at Little Britain (at Baumdienst Siebengebirge)
07 May

The Daily Star about our newest attraction at Little Britain (at Baumdienst Siebengebirge)

Von Gary Blackburn

The Daily Star wrote about our newest attraction at Baumdienst Siebengebirge’s Little Britain.

Yes, I did it again ;-)

We now have two beautiful Double Decker Busses which will also be available for rent for company events and birthday parties!

 …

DMAX and Deutsche Welle cover "Little Britain" and the Centurion tank at Baumdienst Siebengebirge
06 Mar

DMAX and Deutsche Welle cover "Little Britain" and the Centurion tank

Von Gary Blackburn

The winter has returned and covered „Little Britain“ with snow. Despite freezing temperatures  our little exhibition proves to be as attractive as before. Especially during weekends lots of walkers come by to visit on their way through the Kasbachtal (Kasbachvalley). And the media are continuing their coverage on “Little Britain” as well. I would never have dreamt to eventually become part of…

Article about our pilgrimage in search of my grand-uncle who died 100 years ago at Somme
29 Dec

Our family visit to the Somme in search of my grand-uncle who died 100 years ago

Von Gary Blackburn

At the end of the year we look back and remember those moments and encounters that were most special to us. I hope 2017 has been a good year for you as well. It truly has been a great year for me and my family. You might have heard of “Little Britain” at my company ground of “Baumdienst Siebengebirge”?

“Little Britain” is the place of Robin Hood’s hideaway, Mr. Bean’s Mini, the Queen…

Luke, Gary, Kevin and Emily Blackburn with their VTA certificates
04 Oct

Gary Blackburn and family joining a seminar with Prof. Dr. Claus Mattheck in the Lüneburger Heide

Von Gary Blackburn

It has been a family tradition for very many years to pay a visit to the Lüneburger Heide in the north of Germany and join a seminar lead and inspired by Prof. Dr. Claus Mattheck. Every year we gain new insights into the bio mechanics of trees and so much more.

I had the pleasure getting to know Prof. Mattheck already in the eighties, when we were working on pruning and securing trees…

Daily Mail columnist Robert Hardman visiting Gary Blackburn
09 Sep

One of Great Britains most regarded journalists came by to visit Gary Blackburn’s “Little Britain”

Von Gary Blackburn

When Robert Hardman called me on the phone I first thought this was some kind of hoax - as I am not part of the royal family. At least my parents never told me ;-). So therefore why would Daily Mail columnist Robert Hardman ask for an appointment to come by to do an article on “Little Britain”?

Well, Robert arrived from London right the next day and we sat down together with my wife…

Gary Blackburn and his Little Britain
05 Sep

Gary Blackburn's Little Britain goes international

Von Gary Blackburn

Our "Little Britain" story at Baumdienst Siebengebirge has not only been covered by British tabloid press giants like The Sun but also many mainstream international news agencies and news networks.

Read the articles (or watch the videos) by clicking the links.

The Sun

The General Anziger Bonn reports in english about "Little Britain's" latest aquisition
22 Aug

The General Anzeiger Bonn reports in English about "Little Britain's" latest aquisition

Von Gary Blackburn

The German media has been in a frenzy over the past few weeks, reporting of our latest acquisition to "Little Britain". The story has now crossed the language gap back to English as the General Anzeiger Bonn began reporting the story to all it's English speaking readers.

You can read their article here: