Days out UK Wiltshire

Imberbus 2022

Only in England. A score or more of old buses, mainly Routemasters, running a service to nowhere through the Salisbury Plains Danger Zone

Routemaster RML2734 (SMK 734F)

Stopping in a deserted village (Imber) for tea and cake in a church.

Routemaster RML2734 (again) in Imber Village

(Quote of the day “I’m not paying £10 just to go there and come back again”).

Remember when buses had platforms and conductors?

357CLT RM1357 1962 London Transport AEC Routemaster

2 replies on “Imberbus 2022”

Man ‘may be last to be buried’ in evacuated Wiltshire ‘ghost village’

“A “ghost village” evacuated almost 80 years ago is to host what might be its final funeral for a man who lived there when he was a boy.

The settlement of Imber on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire was cleared during the second world war so that the area could be used to prepare troops before the D-day landings.

Villagers were never allowed to return and it remains part of the Ministry of Defence’s training area with people only allowed to visit occasionally.

However, in January the village church of St Giles is likely to be packed for the funeral of Ray Nash, who has died aged 87, and wished to be buried in the churchyard.”
[source: The Guardian ]

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