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Tyneham & Worbarrow
Baltington, North & South Egliston, Povington, Whiteway, Worbarrow
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…
17 December 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of the evacuation of Tyneham and the other forgotten hamlets of Baltington, North and South Egliston, Povington, Whiteway and Worbarrow. This special anniversary has prompted a number of forthcoming amateur productions including Tyneham: No Small Sacrifice and Tyneham: Time Remembered.
Priorities for 2014: Complete more profiles of the families that have lived in Tyneham parish in the years leading up to the forced evacuation.
1 Oct 2013
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