I Visited An Abandoned Village In Rural England

It was evacuated during World War II and has been deserted ever since.

Matt Lillywhite
Globetrotters
Published in
4 min readJan 18, 2024

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Many houses in Tyneham have crumbling walls. Photo taken by the author’s girlfriend, Marie Kester, and used with permission.

Tyneham’s dilapidated buildings have a unique story. The homes, which were once occupied by working-class families, are now empty, and nature has started to reclaim the land.

“Why did the local residents leave?” I ask my father, a resident

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Matt Lillywhite
Globetrotters

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