TOMORROW, the community will be coming together to create a 10th century castle from cardboard, but more volunteers are needed to create the build.

People can volunteer 8am to 7pm and people can volunteer for the morning, the afternoon or all day.

The St Helens Lost Castles project will see an intricate section of the iconic 10th century Old Castle in Stuttgart built – in tribute to 70 years of twinning with the German city.

The structure will be created entirely from cardboard and tape, standing almost 16 metres high at the spire’s top, and more than 16 metres wide – as long as a bus or a grey whale.

Workshops have been going on this week in the Town Hall to produce hundreds of building blocks, in preparation for the full construction on Friday.

The castle will be built on Friday, August 10 from 8am to7pm, on Victoria Square and around 150 volunteers will be needed to lift and construct the project, which is expected to take around 11 hours to complete and the afternoon hours will require more people, as the sections get larger and heavier.

The castle will stand on Victoria square through the weekend, with a range of events and entertainment around the castle, including medieval street performers on Victoria Square from Fool’s Paradise between 11am and 3pm on Saturday, August 11.

Expect knights in shining armour, stilt-walkers and comediennes Damsels in Distress entertaining the crowds and at 1pm, there’ll be a performance by the Valley Brass Band.

Then on Sunday, August 12, the community will demolish the build, with the cardboard then taken away to be recycled. Volunteers are needed to help with the demolition too on Sunday, from 1pm to 4pm.

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