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Recall your tales of abandoned Dorset village for students' documentary
A GROUP of media students are appealing for people to interview about Dorset’s ghost village.
The budding production team from Sunderland University will be filming a documentary at Tyneham in April.
They are appealing for anyone who used to live in the abandoned village, before it was emptied in 1943, to get in contact.
Around 250 residents were evacuated when the military commandeered the site for use as a firing range to train troops.
The team is also keen to hear from any local historians who have information about the ghost village.
Amy Lloyd, sound technician for the project, said: “We came up with the idea of abandoned world and wanted to look at abandoned villages in the UK and found a few but Tyneham was the best one that still had the houses there.
“We are going to be looking at how it’s affected the community and the main theme is whether settlements have a mysterious story if they have outlived their functions.
“We will be looking at how the world is overpopulated but places like this are empty.”
She added: “The military still owns the site and we had to get permission to film there.
“It’s going to be a 15 minute documentary, we will be filming for a week.
“There are six of us on the team, we are all on a media production course doing television and radio.
“We are looking for people to interview from Tyneham, people who used to live there or some historians who know about the site.”
Filming will be taking place from April 1 to 7.
For more information or to get involved please email email@example.com or call 07793 133278.