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Anthony Pasmore

Anthony Pasmore
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Anthony Pasmore is a verderer (elected 1973) and a retired chartered surveyor. For 60 years he exercised common rights in the Forest. He has written several books on the area's archaeology and history, and New Forest Notes since 1990.
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New Forest Notes: A national park ‘spatial vision’ – fiddling while Rome burns?

I FIND increasingly frustrating the piles of jargon-filled paperwork which are thrown at members of the Verderers' Court by outside bodies. The latest batch of such material to blight my filing system is a 53-page...
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New Forest Notes: Are we facing a fiery future from global warming?

THE recent reports of fires in the Forest over the Easter weekend raise some interesting questions about our vulnerability to fire once climate change really starts to bite. My own impression is that in recent...

New Forest Notes: Uncovering the traces of the Roman occupation

UNTIL the last few decades virtually nothing was known about the occupation and use of the New Forest in Roman times. The exception to this was the use of the industrial area which occupied parts...

New Forest Notes: Chris Packham has poked a wasp’s nest

CHRIS PACKHAM’S Inside Out television programme for the BBC on the subject of grazing pressures in the Forest has produced an angry buzzing from the Forest establishment, such as might be the result of...

New Forest Notes: did TV tell the truth about the national park?

OVER Christmas the television provided a wealth of films on the New Forest. Firstly, there was the repeat of a series first shown several years ago and this was followed by a new film A...

New Forest Notes: the verderers and the Great War – the aftermath

FOUR years ago I started the story of how the Great War affected the Forest and the verderers’ administration of it (updated in subsequent January issues of New Forest Notes). The end of hostilities...

New Forest Notes: pony drifts and declining Forest skills

LAST month provided one of those times when ordinary members of the New Forest Commoners’ Defence Association have an opportunity of learning about the association’s work over the previous nine months. This is through the...
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