Tyneham & Worbarrow
… where time stopped in 1943
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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 (see ‘Opening Times’).
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….
As it was, Post Office Row in Tyneham
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Post Office Row in Tyneham as it is today
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Whether you are looking to visit Tyneham & Worbarrow for the day, or are researching your family history, you will find a wealth of information on this site including photographs old & new, historic postcard views, baptism, marriage and burial records, census entries, wills and probate records and much much more besides.
The information on this website is provided for personal use and private research only. None of the information may be used for commercial purposes.
10 Aug 13: Ready for stone tiles
20 Aug 13: Lots of work to do inside
20 Aug 13: Working on the roof
30 Aug 13: Concrete base ready for new boards
6 Sep 13: New ceiling
14 Oct 13: Keeping the carpenter busy
1 Nov 13: New floor, panelling & paint
15 Nov 13: Moving back in
24 Nov 13: The teacher is back
24 Nov 13: Ready to open