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Sheepleaze, with its views across Worbarrow Bay to the Isle of Portland

In 1910, with permission from landowner, William Bond, this substantial stone house was built on the cliff above the beach by London barrister, Warwick Draper.

Warwick’s three children, and, by the late 20’s, their young families, spent almost every summer at their holiday residence.

When the Government decided to retain the land requisitioned in 1943, Warwick’s eldest son Philip Draper was furious. He fought hard to regain Sheepleaze using a wide range of influential London friends. In the 70’s he became a leading figure in the Tyneham Action Group‘s campaign to get the Army out of the Tyneham valley so that its former residents and families could have the option to return.

Also see The Draper Family

1923: Letter to the Wiltshire Times

The proposed Tank School at Lulworth Sir: Permit me, on behalf of the residents and, more particularly, the fisherman of this bay, two miles east of the Tank Corps gunnery range near Lulworth, to urge the public and national need for preventing this monstrous local nuisance. Mr. R. D. T.… Continue reading

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