IMBER VILLAGE 

In 1943 the residents of Imber were evacuated from this village because of the war.   It is in an isolated location, surrounded by Salisbury Plain.  They expected to return but were not allowed to and the land was given to the MOD.  Today it used for army training.  New buildings were constructed and laid out to resemble a Belfast street.  Often described as a ghost town, the village of Imber is open to the public on a couple of bank holiday weekends a year and the closest sunday to the feast of St Giles so that a service can be held in the church.  

I went thinking it might resemble an interesting video game landscape but found it rather sad, closed up and uninviting.  

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