In the late Summer twilight it almost seemed a shame to burn Trumpton down. Two years of hard graft from Torrington Cavaliers had come to this moment.
To the theme tunes of other much loved children's television programmes a stunning fireworks display lit up the chipboard and pallet construction.
But the thousands of people had come to watch the latest incredible bonfire by the charity group that's raised hundreds of thousands of pounds over the past forty five years through these displays.
Windy Millar's windmill was ripped apart in moments. Ironically, in Trumpton the programme the village's famous firefighters Pugh, Pugh and the rest never actually fought a fire.
The past two bonfires raised more than £130,000 for good causes. The cancer charity MacMillan and the Torrington's Plough Arts Centre along with many other smaller groups will benefit this time
The embers haven't yet been extinguished but the fire has already been stoked for five years time the fiftieth anniversary of Torrington Cavaliers.
A leading food historian has claimed the Cornish pasty was actually invented in London.
Food writer Peter Brears says traditional pasties were developed by the urban middle classes around the capital - not in the West Country.
The Yorkshire-based author also claims the term 'Cornish pasty' was first coined by London-based cookery teachers.
A stunning lifesize recreation of the children's television village of Trumpton has been burned to the ground. Thousands of people packed Torrington Commons in North Devon last night to watch the spectacular bonfire and fireworks show.
A North Devon group famous for building enormous bonfires with novelty scenes and figures will be setting fire to their latest creation tonight.
This re-creation of the Children's TV village Trumpton will be set alight later this evening.
Around 20,000 people are expected, while raising thousands for charity.