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Finding Dorset's Lost Village

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Tyneham Village

Tyneham Village

Wareham

BH20 5DE

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Finding Dorset's Lost Village. Guided Tour of Tyneham Village.

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An exclusive and expert guided tour of Tyneham Village by kind permission of the Ministry of Defence and resident expert guide, Lynda Price.

Tyneham was evacuated in 1943 during World War II and has been deserted ever since. The area was urgently needed for military training but after the war ended the War Office retained control and the villagers never returned. Often referred to as Dorset’s ‘lost’ village, only the memories of who used to live here now remain.

You will see some of the original buildings and learn about what village life used to be like. Both the restored Church and School buildings are still intact and have exhibitions about the village and villagers. At Tyneham Farm, some of the outbuildings have been restored and there is a picnic area to enjoy tea and refreshments provided by our volunteers.

Military historian Allan Wood will also describe the area’s connection with Operation OVERLORD (D-Day), 75 years ago. Our tour will take place when the area is closed to the public, giving privileged access to the village and its beautiful surrounding valley, rich in unspoilt fauna and flora.

Tickets are £20.00 per person (includes tea and refreshments at the end of the tour) and can be bought by phoning the office on 01392 496412 or by pressing the "Tickets" button.

Directions to Tyneham will be sent with tickets. The tour party will assemble by 2.15 pm and tea will be served from approximately 4.00 until 5.00 pm.

This event is in aid of ABF The Soldiers' Charity organised by their Dorset committee.

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