A CREATIVE young boy has merged his creativity and love of Monopoly together to create a special Bury and Radcliffe themed board.

Eight-year-old William Ward is a huge fan of the iconic board game, owning several editions including the Toy Story, Avengers and Fortnite versions.

However, the crafty young man decided to add one more to his collection, gathering the some iconic local landmarks together for the edition.

William's mum, Linzi Dickinson, said: "He loves Monopoly and he thought he could create his own version, so we got some card and he gave it a go.

"He chose the road we live on, places around Bury and when I asked him about the stations, he chose ELR stop by himself.

"He's always been crafty and he's loved it because he has done it."

Community Chests and Chance cards were replaced in the game by 'Covid Cards' and 'Rainbow Riddles'- while jail became 'Isolation.'

Landmarks represented on the map include Bury Market, Sir Robert Peel's statue and Elton Reservoir.

The game has employed an electronic card system from one of William's other editions, allowing for faster transactions, with the prices on the properties ranging from 100k to £4 million.

William's creation is not the first game he has created in Lockdown- with

his school, Wesley Methodist Primary School, setting a challenge for pupils to create a board game during lockdown.

A forerunner to his Monopoly masterpiece, he created a game similar to snakes and ladders, again with contemporary NHS and Covid- related features.

The game earned William praise from teachers at his school.

Linzi added: "It has been great for him, because in a way he has also been able to learn while creating it.

"He has been practising his art, his handwriting and obviously with numbers being involved, he has been able to work on his maths."