An unusual day out is a visit to Imber on Salisbury Plain.  Imber is an uninhabited village within the Army’s training grounds on Salisbury Plain.  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. The area remains under the control of the Ministry of Defence and access is limited to several open days a year, often focused around Bank Holidays.  More details at


From The Old Rectory (A) to Imber (B)

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