Tyneham Village in Dorset has been deserted for over 60 years, since the second world war.
Before that it was an idyllic countryside village, only a couple of miles from the sea and the delightful Worbarrow Bay. It had it’s own school, church and post office, several farms and lots of cottages and the mansion called Tyneham House, or the Great House as it was known.
Life for the villagers was idyllic and simple. There was no electricity or running water but it was still a lovely place to live, free from the trouble and strife of the outside world. All this changed just before the Christmas of 1943 when the villagers were told they must leave temporarily, however they have not been allowed to return to this day and the village of Tyneham has remained as if frozen in time for the last 60 years. Tyneham History.
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