Tyneham village, lost in time.

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Schoolhouse

 
 
 
 
We visited on a Saturday morning, December 10th, 2011. The village is set in a lovely location sheltered by the Dorset hills, and close to the Jurassic coast. The village was requisitioned by the MOD in 1943, and never given back to its inhibitants, although promises were made at the time about it being given for the war effort and returned to the villages when the war was over, it never happened!
 
Life here must have been both idyllic (in the summer), but hard cold and remote in the winter.
 
Each building has a history of the inhabitants and pictures, and the church has a more detailed exhibition of the history of the village, if you are interested in social history it’s a good way to spend an hour or so.
 
 
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2 thoughts on “Tyneham village, lost in time.

    Les said:
    December 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    The photographs were not open in view and I don’t know how to open them … ?

      hopticklist said:
      December 23, 2011 at 10:45 am

      Hi Les, please check again. I just checked the status, and I have visibility set as ‘public’. Thanks, Shaun.

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