I took these pictures on Good Friday 5th April 1985. The site was open to the public. It has been owned by the Army since WW2, (for military training , laterly urban warfare practice). when the inhabitants were all evicted.
Thanks I'll be checking it out!One of my ex-colleagues was instrumental in establishing an Imber bus rally - which under normal circumstances still runs a fleet of antique Routemaster buses into the village. It's a bit of a niche event, so there aren't 1000s taking part.
If you are interested in going along, make a note of this website which publishes details when trips are arranged and has some interesting photos and clips from previous years. The date for 2021 seems to be 21/08/2021, though of course there is a certain question mark going to be loitering around the date. imberbus dot org (the forum doesn't like the link it seems)
Great to see the old place again. Haven’t been there for years. Excellent photos, brings back happy memories of a long time ago in my youth. Thanks.I took these pictures on Good Friday 5th April 1985. The site was open to the public. It has been owned by the Army since WW2, (for military training , laterly urban warfare practice). when the inhabitants were all evicted.
FIBUA = Fighting In Built Up AreasI did a FIBUA exercise here in 1992 - loved it. Returned last year on one of their ‘open to the public’ windows. The village evolves according to the situations being trained for. The church had a great chronological display of the changing times...Great to walk around (albeit the outskirts of) the village again. Roads in and out have tanks used for live firing target practice... explains the limited visiting windows. Check the local community for access...