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The Isle of Purbeck is special for so many reasons and Tyneham is no exception.

The army has used the area for decades - royal princes have trained at nearby Bovington Tank Ranges. 

But what of Tyneham?

During the 2nd World War the MoD commandeered the village and the residents were displaced and moved to nearby towns and villages.

Although the buildings were never damaged, the surrounding area was used as firing ranges.

It was hoped the residents would eventually return, but they didn't.

At certain times of the year, the public can visit the village.  The church and some buildings are still used, but most have their roofs removed and the walls stabilised.

Arthur Grant was just a young lad when his family moved to Wareham.  He became a photographer and his work often appeared in local papers.  He always hoped to return to Tyneham to live, but it was never to be.  He died in 2010 and was awarded the honour of being buried in the church's grounds - the last resident to return home.