Worbarrow Bay

Weekly Photo Challenge V2- Happy place

I feel like a bit of a fraud as this is my second post on this weeks Photo Challenge – Happy Place.  The problem is that Dorset is such a beautiful county that it is hard to select just one wonderful place.

These pictures are from the beautiful but abandoned village of Tyneham.  The village was occupied until 1943 when the UK Government ordered the villagers to leave their homes as the area was to become a military range, needed for training in preparation for the D-Day landings.  The villagers quit believing that one day they would be able to return.  They never did and the area is still used as a training range for tanks and armoured vehicles.  The church and schoolroom are now memorials to what most have been an idyllic way of life.  My wife and I visited for the first time in years on December 29th last year.  We had the village to ourselves.

The village and nearby Worbarrow Bay are so peaceful.  In the evening you can hear the nightingales sing and the area is so quite it is like stepping into a different, more peaceful world (well it is when the tanks are not firing).  I hope you like the pictures.  You can find out more about Tyneham here.

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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.

5 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge V2- Happy place

  1. Saxon

    Somebody needs to bomb the villages website and start again. That was painful, even for a forgiving history buff like me. Speaking of bombs (you know unexploded ones) do you think that is why you had the village to yourself? haha A follow from me too. I checked out your site and we love the exact same topics although I don’t have a camper van. Look forward to following your journey 🙂



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