Photos - Imber, August 2019
 
 
Sections
Museum Hold Tight! Photos
Walking Diary Album
Acorn Commodore Sinclair PCN
Calculating
Photos
Imber 2019
 
 
There are more
photos from
Imberbus 2019
on my facebook
timeline
 
For photos of
Imber village
see
Imber 2018
in this section
 
 
Imber
Previous
Imber 2018
Next
 
All Events
Previous
Dorchester 2019
Next
Isfield 2019
Search
Links
Vehicle List
 
Saturday 17th of August 2019.
Imberbus
The Churches Conservation Trust
54 Photos
 
Links were correct at time of publication.
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top of the Page
 
 
ALM 60B at Chitterne Church
 
17 August 2019
London buses on Salisbury Plain.
The road through the village of Imber is open to the public on just a few days each year.
On one of these, a group runs bus services from Warminster railway station to Imber and to other villages on Salisbury Plain.
A fleet of old London Transport Routemaster buses is used with some newer buses to give greater accessibility.
 
 
 
 
On this page
Chitterne
Tilshead
Gore Cross
Market Lavington
Imber
Chitterne
453 CLT
 
5 CLT
 
VLT 9
ALM 60B
 
510 CLT
 
654 DYE
 
Chitterne
Chitterne is a charming village in the middle of Salisbury Plain, about seven miles east of Warminster.
Refreshments were available in Chitterne village hall.
   
Tilshead
510 CLT
 
CUV 318C
 
654 DYE
357 CLT
 
WLT 597
 
SMK 665F
CUV 344C
 
 
 
Tilshead
Tilshead is a small village, almost in the centre of Salisbury Plain, between Market Lavington and Shrewton.
Refreshments were available in the village hall and there is a pub.
Gore Cross
VLT 9
 
398 CLT
 
ALD 978B
WLT 613
 
5 CLT
 
Gore Cross
The impressively named Gore Cross bus station. A dusty interchange in the middle of nowhere, allowing visitors to change to a service going in any direction.
 
Market Lavington
THX 101S
 
398 CLT
 
357 CLT
ALM 60B
 
WLT 613
   
 
 
Market Lavington
Market Lavington is a large village on the northern slopes of Salisbury Plain, about five miles south of Devizes. Market Lavington was for centuries one of Wiltshire's most important market towns, having been granted a royal charter in 1252 by Henry III.
Market Lavington Museum is in the old Schoolmaster’s Cottage at the back of the churchyard where there is also a cafe.
   
Imber
357 CLT
 
LLU 957
 
BV66 VHP
JXC 432
 
LTZ1001
 
NMY 634E
LTZ 1000
 
WLT 597
 
510 CLT
CUV 318C
 
ALD 978B
 
SMK 665F
LTZ 1812
 
SMK 734F
 
WLT 613
LTZ 1450
 
THX 101S
 
5 CLT
453 CLT
 
ALM 60B
 
398 CLT
SMK 735F
 
XC 8059
 
 
 
Imber
The village of Imber is on Salisbury Plain, an extensive area of Wiltshire which has been used for military training since 1897.

In December 1943, as preparations were made for the invasion of Europe, the people of Imber were ordered to leave so that the village could be used to train for the fight to come. The villagers were tenatnts of the War Office and were entitled to only limited compensation. They hoped that when the war ended they would be allowed to return. This did not happen.

The army still use the village which is closed to the public except on a small number of occasions. Most of the buildings are gone with new ones built for urban warfare training. Much of the area is off limits because of the risk of unexploded ordinance.
St Giles' Church is maintained by The Churches Conservation Trust.
Imberbus
ALM 60B in Market Lavington
 
Imberbus
In 2009, a group of bus industry professionals achieved a long standing ambition to run a vintage bus service from Warminster in Wiltshire, to the abandoned village of Imber on the Salisbury Plain. It proved to be so popular that it has now become an annual event, with most journeys continuing across the Plain to parts of Wiltshire rarely seen by ordinary public transport users.
As the buses were operating an ordinary bus service, there was no need for passengers to book in advance – they just turned up and paid the conductor on the bus.
Imberbus
 
Top of the Page