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photoblog image Tyneham Village 8/10

Tyneham Village 8/10

More of the beautiful Dorset countryside that surrounds the village.  Below is an aerial view of the village as it is now. It wasn't very large with only a few buildings and the church, I can't imagine what the armed forces actually wanted it for.

 

                  

Tyneham Village 8/10

More of the beautiful Dorset countryside that surrounds the village.  Below is an aerial view of the village as it is now. It wasn't very large with only a few buildings and the church, I can't imagine what the armed forces actually wanted it for.

 

                  

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I love seeing aerial views like this, Brian. Along with your image you really see what a prime real estate spot it is.
Brian Walbey: Hopefully though it will remain as it is now, although people of our generation will be the last to really remember the significance of what happened here.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 28 Mar 2018, 06:58
I think they wanted it for practise Brian
Brian Walbey: I wondered if it was used for house to house street fighting training.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 28 Mar 2018, 07:45
When every village had its own school, Brian. Do you know if any of the children are still alive today?
Brian Walbey: I have no idea, if they were even the youngest children would be in at least their late 70's.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 28 Mar 2018, 07:51
The lonely tree is a classic subject Brian.
Brian Walbey: Bill picked up on that and remarked how I like doing 'lone tree' images.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 28 Mar 2018, 08:10
Joli paysage verdoyant.
Brian Walbey: A beautiful area of our country Martine.
Ah a solitary tree. A subject I know that you cannot resist Brian
Brian Walbey: Maureen thinks I am a bit strange when I take 'lone tree' pictures, but it is a subject I like.
Don't the buildings look strange from above with no roofs.
Brian Walbey: They certainly do Mary, and of course no doors, windows or internal walls, all very sad.
It looks a pleasant spot to explore
Brian Walbey: It is a good place to visit with a hint of sadness thrown in because of its history.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Mar 2018, 14:02
A lovely rural scene Brian.
Brian Walbey: The surrounding countryside is beautiful.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 28 Mar 2018, 14:06
I like how the copse of trees surround the village. Looks very small in this way - there being a church, etc. one then assumes that there would be more houses to provide parishioners.
Brian Walbey: I suspect the trees might have grown since the village was fianlyl left in a derelict state. There is a close by village called Worbarrow that is in the same state as Tyneham.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Mar 2018, 14:15
Such a few buildings in this village surrounded by a lovely landscape I don't understand why they had to be left. I saw in Ireland such abandonned villages.
Brian Walbey: I explained its history last week but in case you missed it this a brief summary: Tyneham is Dorset's famous ‘lost’ village. In November 1943 notice was given to the villagers that they would be required to leave within 28 days as the area was needed for forces’ training. On 17 December 1943 the last villagers left believing that one day they would be able to return. Sadly this was never to happen. Today, the village is still part of the Army Ranges but access is allowed most weekends and all public holidays. The intervening years have taken their toll. Only the church and school house remain intact. With names on the pegs and schoolwork on the desks, it feels as if only minutes ago the children had run outside to play….
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Mar 2018, 14:45
Wonderful tree and what a history is shown there. You never know what they intended. Maybe they even did not know, too bad for the people in the village.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure the occupants will have been devastated when they were not allowed back, and even more so if they saw the condition of the buildings.
wonderful tree sprouting its spring leaves... and the fields are lovely Brian... thanks for the overhead map of the village....petersmile
Brian Walbey: It is in a beautiful setting altogether.
However a pity, but they then managed to create an outdoor museum.
Brian Walbey: Yes at least it hasn't been completely raised to the ground, especially the litle church.
i thoroughly love this image, Brian. just my personal remark - i would have perhaps taken this in a 3:2 crop instead of almost squarish.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush. Upon reflection I should have cropped abit off the bottom and left hand side I think.
with nature having taken over pretty rapidly!

Still no move on my account problem - nothing at all from SC in response to last mails. I first reported the problem on the 20th. So, after tomorrow, pics will appear on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tdwilson101
Brian Walbey: Yes I wonder if those trees have only grown over recent years.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Mar 2018, 20:33
Now theres a surprise. I always thought it was larger than that. There's a "made t0 measure" village (Imber) on the Army ranges on Salisbury Plain where the forces try to simulate the type of scenarios that they could encounter when fighting oversea.
Brian Walbey: There is another village called Worbarrow nearby where the same thing happened.
  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 29 Mar 2018, 02:39
Very attractive countryside.
Brian Walbey: It really is Ray, the drive through the country lanes to get there is really nice.

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