There will be another opportunity to visit Wiltshire's ‘lost village’ of Imber when it opens to the public at Easter.

The Ministry of Defence says people will be allowed to visit the site on Salisbury Plain between Good Friday, April 7 and Easter Monday, April 10.

The MoD acquired Imber before the Second World War began and villagers were given just 41 days to get out in December 1943.

American troops then used the village to train in house-to-house combat for the D-Day landings in Normandy in June 1944.

The village now contains little but the historic St Giles Church, a few abandoned cottages and the former vicarage.

But on Good Friday, the MoD will open up Imber will to visitors, who will be able to explore the empty cottages and visit the church for refreshments and mementos.

St Giles Church will be open to visitors from Good Friday, April 7 to Easter Sunday, April 9, inclusive, from 11am to 4pm. On Easter Monday, April 10, the church will be open from 10am to 3pm.

The annual Imber bus day using a fleet of red Routemaster London buses is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 19.