Sky One sitcom's café for Taunton's Hamilton Park sold off

Filming The Café in Weston-super-Mare Image copyright Rona House
Image caption The specially-constructed building, which featured in 13 episodes of sitcom The Café, was sited on the seafront at Weston-super-Mare

A café set from an axed TV comedy show is being sold off for charity after a project to re-build it fell through.

The building, featured in Sky One show The Café, was set to be re-located to Hamilton Park in Taunton.

The half-hour comedy show set and filmed in Weston-super-Mare, ran for two years starring Ralf Little from The Royle Family.

Planning consent had been won but the whole process was difficult and taking too long, organiser Judy Gaden said.

The 11m (36ft) wide octagonal Cyril's Café, which featured in 13 episodes of the sitcom, was given to The Friends of Hamilton Park after the show was cancelled last year.

The "very substantial building" - currently flat-packed and in storage - was meant to be rebuilt over the summer by volunteers working with students from Somerset College of Arts.

Liberal Democrat councillor Ms Gaden, added the building could not withstand another winter being left in storage.

The building is being auctioned off on Ebay for one week and the money will go to the Army Benevolent Fund and The Baton charities.

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