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December Calendar Day 1: Inspiration & Reveal

Tyneham

Tyneham is a small village in the south of Dorset which was abandoned in 1943. It was requisitioned by the by the War Office for use as firing ranges for training, and all residents given 28 days to leave. The village was supposed to be returned at the end of World War 2 but has remained in use ever since for military training.

Tyneham, and the nearby coastline at Worbarrow Bay, is now only accessible when the Lulworth Ranges are not being used for firing practice. Many of the buildings have been destroyed and only their shells remain. The church, school, and some of the farm buildings have been restored and contain exhibitions about the village and its previous residents.

When looking around the village it is easy to notice that are a lot of blue and red features which were the inspiration for this yarn. You can find more information about Tyneham Village at the official site tynehamopc.org.uk.

Images shown:
Tyneham Schoolhouse by David Dixon, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Tyneham Phone Box by Mike Faherty, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Farm wagon at Tyneham (2) by Stefan Czapski, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Tyneham Telegraph Prosecution Warning Sign by Chris Downer, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Church interior by steve_w, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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