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Captain's watch tells story of moon explorers and Middle East royalty

Captain's watch tells story of moon explorers and Middle East royalty

Captain's watch tells story of moon explorers and Middle East royalty

18 February 2020

The estimate suggests the Apollo Omega Speedmaster watch could fetch between £10,000 and £15,000 A SPECIAL watch gifted by the team of astronauts who…


Make your digital mark by adding to New Forest tree graffiti map

Make your digital mark by adding to New Forest tree graffiti map

Make your digital mark by adding to New Forest tree graffiti map

14 February 2020

Among the most common tree graffiti is the King’s Mark identifying wood for building navy ships VISITORS to the New Forest are being asked to report historic…


Hidden secrets revealed in makeover of village's historic graveyard

Hidden secrets revealed in makeover of village's historic graveyard

Hidden secrets revealed in makeover of village's historic graveyard

06 February 2020

Volunteers at work at St Michael and All Angels Church A PROJECT to restore gravestones at Lyndhurst has led to a new path being laid which leads to the…


'What are the chances?' Care home resident discovers staff's family link

'What are the chances?' Care home resident discovers staff's family link

'What are the chances?' Care home resident discovers staff's family link

02 January 2020

A CARE home resident who was researching her family tree discovered she was related to two of the staff...


Walking researchers seek New Forest myths and memories

Walking researchers seek New Forest myths and memories

Walking researchers seek New Forest myths and memories

19 December 2019

The walks visit Fordingbridge, Rockford, Tatchbury Mount, Marchwood and Fawley RESEARCHERS are on the hunt for New Forest memories and folklore around…


Buyers fail to pursue New Forest Buckhounds painting

Buyers fail to pursue New Forest Buckhounds painting

Buyers fail to pursue New Forest Buckhounds painting

12 December 2019

John Emms' The New Forest Buckhounds was one of 50 works by famous painters that went on sale A MASTERWORK by a famous Lyndhurst painter failed to sell…


Town takes care of new heritage centre's £5,000 running costs

Town takes care of new heritage centre's £5,000 running costs

Town takes care of new heritage centre's £5,000 running costs

09 December 2019

The building is a disused station master's house THE £5,000 running costs of New Milton’s upcoming new heritage centre will be stumped up by the town…


Storm damage sparks fresh fears for future of historic Hurst Castle

Storm damage sparks fresh fears for future of historic Hurst Castle

Storm damage sparks fresh fears for future of historic Hurst Castle

07 November 2019

Rooms had to be closed to the public after the storm erosion under the castle FEARS over the future of Hurst Castle have been heightened after storm damage…


Full steam ahead to turn railway house into town's heritage centre

Full steam ahead to turn railway house into town's heritage centre

Full steam ahead to turn railway house into town's heritage centre

04 November 2019

Keith Craze (left) and Milton Heritage Society treasurer Alan O'Sullivan at the station master's house MOVES to create a heritage centre in New Milton…


Bid to revamp old station house keeps heritage centre plan on track

Bid to revamp old station house keeps heritage centre plan on track

Bid to revamp old station house keeps heritage centre plan on track

12 September 2019

The New Milton station master's house in the early 20th century PLANS to transform the disused railway station master’s house in New Milton into a heritage…


Jet-pack postie recreates German's cross-Solent rocket delivery bid

Jet-pack postie recreates German's cross-Solent rocket delivery bid

Jet-pack postie recreates German's cross-Solent rocket delivery bid

02 September 2019

Richard Browning shortly after taking off from Hurst Castle (Photo: BBC) A ROCKET-PROPELLED postman flew from the New Forest to the Isle of Wight to recreate…


Too small, too big or just right? Cottage of Goldilocks author up for sale

Too small, too big or just right? Cottage of Goldilocks author up for sale

Too small, too big or just right? Cottage of Goldilocks author up for sale

01 September 2019

The cottage in Burton where former poet laureate Robert Southey lived with his wife Edith IT might be too big, too small or for some buyers just right…


PICTURES: Town remembers victims of World War Two air-raid tragedy

PICTURES: Town remembers victims of World War Two air-raid tragedy

PICTURES: Town remembers victims of World War Two air-raid tragedy

29 August 2019

THE 31 people killed in New Milton during bombing raids on the town during the Second World War were remembered at an annual service...


Iron Age discovery could rewrite ancient story of the New Forest

Iron Age discovery could rewrite ancient story of the New Forest

Iron Age discovery could rewrite ancient story of the New Forest

15 August 2019

An aerial view of the ancient discovery at Matley Heath near Lyndhurst (Photo: New Forest National Park Authority) AN archaeological dig at Matley Heath…


Spitfire flypast to honour New Forest airman shot down aged 19

Spitfire flypast to honour New Forest airman shot down aged 19

Spitfire flypast to honour New Forest airman shot down aged 19

09 August 2019

A Spitfire is set to take to the skies as part of a special flypast (Photo: stock image) A SPITFIRE flypast will honour a Ringwood pilot thought to be…


Reflections: The story of the clifftop church moved from the waves

Reflections: The story of the clifftop church moved from the waves

Reflections: The story of the clifftop church moved from the waves

18 July 2019

FOR centuries the inhabitants of the parish of Hordle had attended their parish church situated not far from the cliff edge...


HMS Pickle sailing into Lymington for Admiral Cornwallis celebrations

HMS Pickle sailing into Lymington for Admiral Cornwallis celebrations

HMS Pickle sailing into Lymington for Admiral Cornwallis celebrations

04 July 2019

HMS Pickle will be moored at Lymington A REPLICA of the ship that carried the news of Lord Nelson’s death and great victory at the Battle of Trafalgar…


New Forest Notes: A national park 'spatial vision' - fiddling while Rome burns?

New Forest Notes: A national park 'spatial vision' - fiddling while Rome burns?

New Forest Notes: A national park 'spatial vision' - fiddling while Rome burns?

04 July 2019

I FIND increasingly frustrating the piles of jargon-filled paperwork which are thrown at members of the Verderers' Court by outside bodies. The latest…


Village to salute one of the great naval heroes

Village to salute one of the great naval heroes

Village to salute one of the great naval heroes

30 June 2019

A portrait by Daniel Gardner of Admiral Sir William Cornwallis (Image: National Maritime Museum) ONE of the most momentous days in Milford’s history will…


'We were frightened but had to do our duty' - D-Day veterans tell their 75th anniversary stories

'We were frightened but had to do our duty' - D-Day veterans tell their 75th anniversary stories

'We were frightened but had to do our duty' - D-Day veterans tell their 75th anniversary stories

06 June 2019

LOCAL Second World War veterans have shared wartime tales about their experiences of D-Day to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the landings. Codenamed…


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