The Village that Vanished

Church Street, Imber. Image: imberbus.org

The village of Imber lies in a valley in the middle of the Salisbury Plain military training area in Wiltshire, England. Imber is marked on Google Maps, a little dot with no public roads leading to it, surrounded by an expanse of open plain. It is listed in census records and represented by an MP in the UK Parliament. But Imber is no ordinary village: it has no postal code, you can only take the narrow private road to the village on a few…