It was a mild October evening when a packed house gathered at the Priest’s House Museum in Wimborne to listen to Lynda Price give a fascinating talk on the lost village of Tyneham. Lynda has worked at Tyneham since 2004 and is responsible for all the interpretation visitors encounter when they visit as well as the restoration of Tyneham Farm. Using images purchased jointly by the MoD and Dorset Archives Trust, now preserved at Dorset History Centre, she give a glimpse into a lost world. Lynda has used a range of sources as well as photographs such as Lillian Bond’s diaries and has a put together a range of exhibitions and displays at Tyneham to help the public get a better understanding of this iconic village.
Using a wide range of photos and anecdotes the audience were taken through the story of the village through its evacuation in 1943 and up to the present day. It is always a delight to hear a knowledgeable and interesting speaker and it is wonderful to know that the Dorset History Centre supported by the Dorset Archives Trust is able to save these records for future generations