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photoblog image Tyneham Village 2/10

Tyneham Village 2/10

Tyneham got its first public telephone kiosk during the winter of 1929. Before this date the villagers would keep in touch with the outside world by telegram or later by using the telephone in the back room of the Post Office. In the early 1980’s, prolonged protest and campaigning resulted in the public being granted increased access to the Army Ranges. In 1983 the kiosk was restored as part of a massive clear up programme but with the incorrect K1 roof decoration. During the filming of ‘Comrades’ in 1985 an accident resulted in the kiosk being completely destroyed. The K1 Mark 236 at Tyneham today is the replacement bought by the film company.

Tyneham Village 2/10

Tyneham got its first public telephone kiosk during the winter of 1929. Before this date the villagers would keep in touch with the outside world by telegram or later by using the telephone in the back room of the Post Office. In the early 1980’s, prolonged protest and campaigning resulted in the public being granted increased access to the Army Ranges. In 1983 the kiosk was restored as part of a massive clear up programme but with the incorrect K1 roof decoration. During the filming of ‘Comrades’ in 1985 an accident resulted in the kiosk being completely destroyed. The K1 Mark 236 at Tyneham today is the replacement bought by the film company.

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 20 Mar 2018, 00:18
A beautifully prepared montage here, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
Super montage, Brian. I recall reading about this. There are numerous books about it, a sad and poignant story, another casualty of war.
Brian Walbey: I suspect that this village was like a lot of stately homes the military took over after WWII in that it wasn't fit for habitation or would need a lot of money to return it to its original condition.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 20 Mar 2018, 06:21
The telephone kiosk does look incongruous - you would think they could get it right
Brian Walbey: I guess this was the nearest they could find after the earlier one was accidently destroyed in 1985.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 20 Mar 2018, 07:23
Interesting story Brian.
Brian Walbey: When one goes there it all seems rather sad.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 20 Mar 2018, 07:27
What a fascinating place and story
Brian Walbey: When one goes there it all seems rather sad.
The story of the kiosk is rather sad
Brian Walbey: When one goes there the whole place seems rather sad.
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 20 Mar 2018, 12:14
What a nice collage. Wish I could do that on the MAC...lovely
Brian Walbey: You can do it on the MAC Bonnie, this is done in Photoshop on Windows but I'm sure there is plenty of software about for the MAC as well.
I am interested in what looks like outdoor ovens.
Brian Walbey: They are what is left of the fireplaces now most of the buildings have fallen into dereliction and all is open to the elements.
A true photographic set
Brian Walbey: Thanks Claudio.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 20 Mar 2018, 18:22
Again somewhere I've never visited; something I'll have to put right.at some point. That phone box looks like should it in Chinatown in London; it just does not look right here.
Brian Walbey: I guess this was the nearest they could find after the earlier one was accidently destroyed in 1985.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 20 Mar 2018, 18:31
Oh, this is a very fine montage! Thank you for your information.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine.

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