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Whosoever drinketh…

Picture by Jack Malvern

Picture by Jack Malvern

This rather ironic image comes from the abandoned village of Tyneham

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Shell on the beach

Picture by Jim Champion

Picture by Jim Champion

Part of some ordnance on the beach at Pondfield, near Tyneham. Not the type of shell you might expect to find on a Dorset beach until you realise that this is part of the army’s tank gunnery range.

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Picture by Hardo Müller

Picture by Hardo Müller

Worbarrow Bay is only accessible when the Lulworth army firing ranges are open to the public. It can be reached by a 1.4-kilometre (0.9 mi) walk down an easy track alongside Tyneham Gwyle, from the car park alongside the ghost village of Tyneham.

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Danger Unexploded Shells

Danger Unexploded Shells by Jim Champion

Danger Unexploded Shells by Jim Champion

Another of Dorset’s unusual roadside signs spotted on the edge of the Army firing ranges near the abandoned village of Tyneham.

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Tyneham Telephone Box

Tyneham Telephone Box by Whimsical Chris

The village telephone box outside the old post office just as it was in 1943 when the War Ministry acquire the small hamlet and the villagers were given 28 days notice to leave their homes and farms. 

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