What better way to spend a nice bank holiday Sunday than with a trip to an abandoned English village? Tyneham was evacuated just before Christmas 1943 during WWII, so that the surrounding area could be used as firing ranges to train troops. This was supposed to be a temporary arrangement, but in 1948 the Army placed a compulsory purchase order on the area so that they could continue to use the area for military training. The village is now open to the public at weekends and in the summer months.
Many of the buildings have been destroyed but there are a few, including the old school building and church, which remain intact and are maintained in the same condition that they were left in over seventy years ago.