Tyneham & Worbarrow

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… where time stopped in 1943


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Added in May 2014:

Added in April 2014:

Added in February 2014:

Added in December 2013:

William Ralph Garneys BOND died 10 February 1952

William Joseph COOPER died 31 March 1951

Added in September 2013:

Ethel Inez Jane CHAPPLE died 11 July 1960

George Stewart CHAPPLE died 13 January 1942

Frank FOOKS died 9 February 1947

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   As time

  passed by …

                                                         … this is

Tyneham’s story


Click here to read Tyneham’s story by Nick Churchill


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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

Welcome to the Tyneham & Worbarrow One-Place Study website, hosted by Martin White, as part of the Dorset Online Parish Clerk network.

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.