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The magazine “Dorset Life” has featured many articles on Tyneham and some of these articles have been reproduced online. Links to these are provided below.

“Dorset” county magazine first issue

The first “Dorset” magazine was launched by Rodney Legg in Spring 1968 and featured Tyneham prominently.

The magazine itself was primarily founded as a weapon in his first and best-known campaign: to return Tyneham to the villagers who had been evicted in 1943.

John Newth, September 2011

DateTitle Brief description
Aug 2009Legging it in Dorset – Kimmeridge to Worbarrow Rodney Legg explores hills and cliffs inside the Purbeck ranges
Jul 2010A funeral at TynehamIvan Ruff’s research into Tyneham’s history has uncovered the sad story of little Phoebe Grebbell
Sep 2011Rodney Legg (1947-2011) and Dorset LifeA personal memoir by John Newth
Dec 2011Charlie Mills refuses to be canedIvan Ruff recounts a Tyneham incident of violence in the schoolroom
Jul 2012Clive Hannay – view from a Dorset ArtistClive Hannay captures Pondfield Cove with Worbarrow Tout, Worbarrow Bay, Flowers Barrow and Arish Mell gap with Portland in the distance
Aug 2013Dorset walk: Tyneham and WorbarrowTeresa Ridout explores Tyneham, Worbarrow Bay and Worbarrow Tout
Dec 2013Fighting for TynehamThe campaign to allow its residents to return to Tyneham was a more tangled story than it appears at first sight. John Newth does some unravelling.
Nov 2014Down my way: Tyneham SketchbookBilla Edwards on her unique access to the ‘lost village’ and its surroundings
Aug 2015Dorset Lives: Lynda PriceNick Churchill meets a very special Tyneham worker
Jul 2016A Tyneham sapperBefore David Greville-Heygate joined the RAF, he was an army officer. This record of his time in Tyneham was written by his daughter Sally.
Jun 2018Tyneham RevisitedNick Churchill considers the effects of 75 years of army occupation on the ‘lost village’ that this magazine was launched to protect
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