Watch: Bus makes annual journey to abandoned village

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Members of the public have been given the chance to visit the abandoned village of Imber on the Salisbury Plain.

Once a year, for the past eight years, London Buses has run a service to the Wiltshire village, whose population was evicted in 1943 to provide an exercise area for US troops during the Second World war.

A bus drives through the abandoned village of Imber
A bus drives through the abandoned village of Imber (Steve Parsons/PA )

The villagers were not allowed to return home after the war ended.