Tyneham Telephone Box

RedHillDigital

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

  • Available
    Products
    13
  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 8

Cases & Skins

Wall Art

Stationery

Artist's Description

Tyneham Telephone Box
Number of views as of 7th January 2017 = 425.

The telephone box in the village of Tyneham, not far from Wareham in the County of Dorset, England.

Tyneham was commandeered by the UK military in December 1943, supposedly as a temporary measure to help the war effort. After the war, however, a compulsory purchase order was placed on the land and the villagers were not allowed back.

The village remains a part of the Lulworth firing ranges, but is open to the public most weekends.

Tyneham was not the only village to have met its demise in this way. A similar fate befell the village of Imber on Salisbury Plain and several villages in Norfolk.

The only saving grace is that the village has been largely untouched since being in the Army’s hands and although most of the buildings are now in ruins, it offers a glimpse of what life would have been like in this idyllic spot 70 years ago.

Date: 4th May 2014.

Artwork Comments

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.