Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in News | Comments Off on Concert in Tyneham Village

Concert in Tyneham Village

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The members of Bournemouth Male Voice Choir will have the great privilege of giving a concert in Tyneham Church this Friday evening.

The village of Tyneham was commandeered just before Christmas 1943 by the War Office for use as firing ranges for training troops. This measure was supposed to be temporary for the duration of World War II, but in 1948 the Army placed a compulsory purchase order on the land and it has remained in use for military training ever since.

Being the 70th Anniversary of its evacuation, the choir is honoured to giving this concert (which is sold out) and will be remembering both the occupants, who gave up their homes for the war effort and the troops who trained there, went to France on D-Day and in some cases didn’t return.  Should be a moving evening and a fine concert.

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