Imber

Imber is an uninhabited village in part of the British Army’s training grounds on the Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire, England. It is situated in an isolated area of the Plain, about 2.5 miles (4 km) west of the A360 road between Tilshead and West Lavington. The entire civilian population was evicted in 1943 to provide an exercise area for American troops preparing for the invasion of Europe during the Second World War. After the war, villagers were not allowed to return to their homes.

Public access is granted for up to 50 days in each year, however, as a rule the number of days granted falls well short of the maximum. Public notices are posted on the Ministry of Defence website and in the local press. Access is usually granted during the Easter and Christmas/New Year periods; also, during August. The military training programme will dictate dates of public access in any one year.

The MoD has confirmed that there will be access to Imber over Easter 2015 from Friday 3rd April until Monday 6th April only. These dates are subject to the usual British Army conditions that the range may be closed at short notice for operational reasons.

www.imberchurch.org.uk

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