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Tyneham village Dorset.

By rpba18205
Tyneham is a ghost village and former civil parish, now in the civil parish of Steeple with Tyneham, in south Dorset, England, near Lulworth on the Isle of Purbeck.
Taken on the 01/05/2016 at 16:19:12Hrs using a Nikon D3100 with a Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS Lens.
The village and 7,500 acres (30 km2) of surrounding heathland and chalk downland around the Purbeck Hills, were commandeered just before Christmas 1943 by the then War Office (now MoD) for use as firing ranges for training troops. 225 people were displaced.
This measure was supposed to be temporary for the duration of World War II, but in 1948 the Army placed a compulsory purchase order on the land and it has remained in use for military training ever since.
Tyneham is only accessible when the Lulworth Ranges are open to the public. The military firing ranges are owned by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and are part of the Armoured Fighting Vehicles Gunnery School. Safety warnings about explosives and unexploded shells are posted by the MoD: visitors are advised to keep to official footpaths and observe local site notices as tanks and armoured vehicles are used in this area.


Tags: England Dorset Ruins Mod Nikon d3100 Landscape and travel Ghost Village Tyneham Village Sigma 18-250mm Lulworth Ranges Tynhah The Westcountry OS Grid Ref SY885805

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Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
15 Oct 2019 1:07PM
Very fine shot with good composition.
Also very fine information.

Arne Smile
Irishkate 11 45 121 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2019 5:59PM
Picturesque as seen here and the version looks like a good historical reference.
I'd like to see more places in Devon and Dorset.
KateGrin
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
15 Oct 2019 7:10PM
Excellent image and very interesting write up.
Joan

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