A new and improved bus service running to the deserted village of Imber is introduced as it opens to the public for the weekend.

The annual Imberbus service will be running from Warminster Station to the village every 10 minutes throughout the morning of August 26, where St Giles Church will be open until August 28.

The service which is operated by London Buses has run for the last eight years on one day a year, but this is the first year they have been so frequent.

Sir Peter Hendy CBE, a founding member of the bus service said: "This year we have more buses running throughout the day.

"This is unprecedented, as even when the village was populated it only had a bus twice a week.

"The event has grown year on year, this year seeing a special train coming from Peterborough and London to Warminster with over 200 passengers."

The buses will continue every half hour across the Plain to Gore Cross, and then to Tilshead, Chitterne, The Lamingtons or New Zealand Farm Camp.

All of the bus drivers and conductors are volunteers and all fares will be donated to St Giles' Church and the Royal British Legion.

For full details of times and fares please visit www.imberbus.wordpress.com