Tyneham after 75 years of the Army

The world has changed more in the 75 years since anyone last lived in Tyneham than it had done for hundreds of years before. Even so, the village’s declining population following World War 1 had already seen the school close in 1932 and in the months before the evacuation, the introduction of tractors to Tyneham Read More…

Army schemers: With the Royal Wessex Yeomanry

Nothing quite prepares the uninitiated for the roar and blast of precision tank fire that is felt as much as seen and heard, obliterating the morning calm of Lulworth Ranges’ 7500 acres of largely unspoiled heathland. For those in the know it’s a day of real excitement as the officers and troopers of Dorset’s volunteer Read More…

Tyneham: The village where time stood still

Beneath the muck and dust of ages, Tyneham’s centuries-old farm is stirring. For nearly 65 years all that has moved through its stables and stalls are bats, creepy-crawlies and the odd range warden – but a new project is under way that will see these buildings restored and reopened. Not that it will ever be a Read More…