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From Our Files: Dad’s Army alert...save our bus...sex education row

From Our Files: Dad’s Army alert...save our bus...sex education row

From Our Files: Dad’s Army alert...save our bus...sex education row

01 July 2022

WHAT was making the headlines this week 75, 50 and 25 years ago.


Rare Zobel sand paintings worth thousands uncovered by Lymington antique dealer

Rare Zobel sand paintings worth thousands uncovered by Lymington antique dealer

Rare Zobel sand paintings worth thousands uncovered by Lymington antique dealer

27 June 2022

A LYMINGTON antique dealer is set to clean up after discovering two rare sand paintings by a world-renowned artist.


Barton-on-Sea – 'the English Bay of Naples'

Barton-on-Sea – 'the English Bay of Naples'

Barton-on-Sea – 'the English Bay of Naples'

27 June 2022

THE development of Barton, which has taken place over the last 130 years, has been quite dramatic.


Milford man who performed for Queen at her 1953 coronation

Milford man who performed for Queen at her 1953 coronation

Milford man who performed for Queen at her 1953 coronation

10 June 2022

Watching the choir sing at a service of thanksgiving during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations brought back happy memories for one local man.


Blood-stained flag from sunken warship returned to hero's family after 29 years on display at sports club

Blood-stained flag from sunken warship returned to hero's family after 29 years on display at sports club

Blood-stained flag from sunken warship returned to hero's family after 29 years on display at sports club

28 May 2022

A FLAG from a sunken British ship which was displayed for 29 years at a Milford sports club has been returned to the family of the original owner.


All Saints’ Church in Thorney Hill – a New Forest church steeped in history

All Saints’ Church in Thorney Hill – a New Forest church steeped in history

All Saints’ Church in Thorney Hill – a New Forest church steeped in history

27 May 2022

THIS is a spectacular architectural gem and well worth a visit.


Forgotten army of the New Forest's 'lumberjills'

Forgotten army of the New Forest's 'lumberjills'

Forgotten army of the New Forest's 'lumberjills'

14 May 2022

THEY were the lumberjills: members of the Women’s Timber Corps launched 80 years ago which sent hundreds to work in the New Forest during WWII.


Barton House – the post-war haven from hell for eastern European refugees

Barton House – the post-war haven from hell for eastern European refugees

Barton House – the post-war haven from hell for eastern European refugees

22 April 2022

THE clifftop residence in Barton which housed refugees from 1954 to 1991.


Restoration plans for New Milton's rare wartime gun turret

Restoration plans for New Milton's rare wartime gun turret

Restoration plans for New Milton's rare wartime gun turret

14 April 2022

A RECENTLY-rediscovered rare gun turret used to help defend New Milton during the Second World War could be restored for display.


The German PoWs who crashed a top-secret aircraft in the New Forest

The German PoWs who crashed a top-secret aircraft in the New Forest

The German PoWs who crashed a top-secret aircraft in the New Forest

09 April 2022

HOW German PoWs came to pilot a top-secret helicopter that crash-landed in Beaulieu is one of the wartime anecdotes set to be told at an exhibition.

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Pete takes on one of the rarest jobs in the country

Pete takes on one of the rarest jobs in the country

Pete takes on one of the rarest jobs in the country

05 March 2022

A VACANCY has been filled for what might be the rarest job in the country.


'Friends' group keeping alive memories of Barton's Indian soldier hospital

'Friends' group keeping alive memories of Barton's Indian soldier hospital

'Friends' group keeping alive memories of Barton's Indian soldier hospital

28 January 2022

A SPECIAL group has been launched to ensure memories are “never forgotten” of a hospital which treated thousands of Indian troops in Barton.


The lost Brockenhurst portrait collection worth hundreds of thousands

The lost Brockenhurst portrait collection worth hundreds of thousands

The lost Brockenhurst portrait collection worth hundreds of thousands

09 January 2022

HOW a set of fine portraits, including Darwin and Tennyson, came to be gifted to Brockenhurst railway station – and were then lost.


Historic Hampshire records dating back to 1536 to be made available free to public

Historic Hampshire records dating back to 1536 to be made available free to public

Historic Hampshire records dating back to 1536 to be made available free to public

16 December 2021

HAMPSHIRE County Council is to make more than 500 years of historic records free to access at its libraries and record office from next year.

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Appeal over 2,000-year-old Celtic coins found buried in New Forest

Appeal over 2,000-year-old Celtic coins found buried in New Forest

Appeal over 2,000-year-old Celtic coins found buried in New Forest

27 November 2021

A HOARD of ancient coins found buried in the New Forest has been described as one of the “most important historical and archaeological” local finds.


The New Milton soldier who gave up his freedom for a friend

The New Milton soldier who gave up his freedom for a friend

The New Milton soldier who gave up his freedom for a friend

14 November 2021

HOW in 1942 Lance Corporal Antony Coulthard went back on his word to help his fellow war camp escapee.


Secret wartime codebreaker from Christchurch awarded top honour

Secret wartime codebreaker from Christchurch awarded top honour

Secret wartime codebreaker from Christchurch awarded top honour

16 October 2021

A FORMER Wren from Christchurch has been awarded France’s highest honour in recognition of her work as a wartime codebreaker at Bletchley Park.


Plaque honours Sopley's role as Vietnam refugee camp

Plaque honours Sopley's role as Vietnam refugee camp

Plaque honours Sopley's role as Vietnam refugee camp

08 October 2021

A SPECIAL plaque has been unveiled at the former RAF Sopley camp to honour the role it played in helping 2,885 Vietnamese refugees build new lives.


Lymington antique dealer puts Lord Nelson's sword on sale for £50,000

Lymington antique dealer puts Lord Nelson's sword on sale for £50,000

Lymington antique dealer puts Lord Nelson's sword on sale for £50,000

10 September 2021

A LYMINGTON antique dealer has put the fighting sword of famous admiral Lord Nelson up for sale with a £50,000 price tag.


Historic hall with links to Alice in Wonderland marks 100th birthday

Historic hall with links to Alice in Wonderland marks 100th birthday

Historic hall with links to Alice in Wonderland marks 100th birthday

02 September 2021

AN historic hall with links to the real Alice in Wonderland marked its 100th anniversary by inviting in the community for a celebration of its past.


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