Weekly Photo Challenge – Serenity

What could be more serene than an abandoned village on a cold winters morning.

Believe it or not these shots were taken on the 28th of December in Tyneham.  Tyne ham is an abandoned village just inland from Dorset’s beautiful Jurassic coast.  The village was evacuated in 1943 as the British Army wanted to use the land for training prior to the D-Day landings.  The villagers have never been allowed to return.  The village is now on the Army training ranges and access is restricted to weekends and holiday.  During the morning of December 28th my wife and I had the village to ourselves, with just our dogs and birdsong for company.

A short walk from the village takes you to the beautiful Worbarrow Bay

I hope you like the photos.

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About The Sound of Summer

Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Serenity

    1. The Sound of Summer Post author

      Tina the army kept the land as a training area for the tank regiments based nearby. You can walk on the ranges at weekends but they mark out the safe areas with yellow posts. There is a danger of unexplored ordinance outside the marked areas.



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