London - One day back in 2013, Barry King set himself quite a challenge - to create the world’s biggest matchstick model.
Six very fiddly years, 750 000 matches, 40 litres of glue, around £6 000 (about R108 000) and one relationship later, his replica of Salisbury Cathedral is really taking shape.
He has finished the west front, including details such as the niches containing statues of priests and worthies connected with the 13th century cathedral.
He has also painstakingly recreated the central gable with its four lancet windows and two quatrefoil windows.
The maintenance man, 49, estimates he will complete his task sometime in 2028, by when he will have used six million matchsticks.