Tyneham & Worbarrow

… where time stopped in 1943

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Laundry Cottages


Laundry Cottages c.1943, also known as Taylor’s Cottages


Buildings & Places:

Tyneham Village

Double Cottages

Gardener’s Cottage

Gwyle Cottages

Laundry Cottages

Museum Cottage

Post Office Row

Rectory

Rectory Cottages

Telephone Kiosk

The Ponds

Tyneham Church

Tyneham Churchyard

Tyneham Farm

Tyneham House

Tyneham School

Village Pond

Village Tap

Worbarrow

Coastguard Station

Fern Hollow

Gate Cottages

Hill Cottage

Mintern’s Cottage

Rose Cottage

Sea Cottage

Sheepleaze

The Bungalow

Worbarrow Bay

Worbarrow Tout

Others

Baltington

North Egliston

Povington

RAF Brandy Bay

South Egliston

Whiteway

Laundry Cottages, 2012


Helen spent her final years in a Swanage nursing home. Her memories are recorded in Tyneham. A tribute to Dorsets Lost Village by Dr.Andrew Norman.

Home of the TAYLOR family 1902-1943.

Owned by the Tyneham Estate this was the only dwelling with running water.

The 90th birthday party of 'Granny Rose' - 1940 (Martha)

Emily, Helen, Bessie, and 'Polly' the Pony.

"The laundry arrived every Monday morning in two huge wicker hampers delivered by my stepbrother in his cart"

HELEN TAYLOR

"My father was a solitary man, there was nothing he liked better than to be out in the woods rather than having to endure the endless banter and babblings of human beings"

HELEN TAYLOR

"My mother died in 1917, she was only fifty two. I think she was simply worn out with work, worry and grief for her lost children"

HELEN TAYOR

Emily’s sons, William, Arthur and Bert died during the First World War.

"I left school at fourteen and went to work at Tyneham House as a seamstress-mending sheets turning them side to middle, darning, making and mending curtains and covers."

HELEN TAYLOR

"Theirs was the pleasantest position in the village, warm and sheltered, close to the church and street but not too crowded  by the neighbours."

LILIAN BOND

"With six breadwinners in the family we were soon able to afford a pony and trap"

HELEN TAYLOR

Helen and 'Spot' about 1911


Helen 1901-1998


William Taylor 1865-1952

Woodman for the Tyneham Estate


Emily Taylor 1865-1917

laundress for Tyneham House and the rectory


Helen(centre) and Bessie(right)

Outside Laundry Cottages


Charlie Meech 1884-1971

'odd man' for Tyneham House