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Friday, 5 August 2016

Tyneham II

A while back, I blogged about the abandoned Dorset village of Tyneham, aka 'the village that died for England.'

As I've said elsewhere, lost and abandoned places fascinate me - and others, too. Tyneham's no exception. I found a couple of pieces about the place on YouTube that variously moved or intrigued me, so I thought I'd share them.

First up, here's Remembering Tyneham, a short (four and a half minute) documentary about the village and including an interview with Arthur Grant, one of the last surviving villagers. A sweet old man; I ended up wanting to give him a hug after watching this, but as anyone will tell you, I'm a big softy.

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And here's some drone footage of the village - really stunning stuff. Haunting and beautiful.


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If anyone else has footage or info about Tyenham, feel free to get in touch and I'll share it on the blog.

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