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New Forest Notes: Are we facing a fiery future from global warming?

New Forest Notes: Are we facing a fiery future from global warming?

New Forest Notes: Are we facing a fiery future from global warming?

06 June 2019

THE recent reports of fires in the Forest over the Easter weekend raise some interesting questions about our vulnerability to fire once climate change…


Villagers rally to save their old church for the future

Villagers rally to save their old church for the future

Villagers rally to save their old church for the future

03 June 2019

There has been a church in one form or another on the site at Hinton since the 12th century A CHURCH which members of the congregation feared would not…


Find out where D-Day commemorations are taking place near you

Find out where D-Day commemorations are taking place near you

Find out where D-Day commemorations are taking place near you

31 May 2019

Trucks loaded on to a landing craft ready for D-Day THE vital role played by the New Forest in the D-Day invasion of Normandy 75 years ago next week will…


Reflections: Pylewell Park - uncovering the story of a local landmark

Reflections: Pylewell Park - uncovering the story of a local landmark

Reflections: Pylewell Park - uncovering the story of a local landmark

17 May 2019

IT was during my explorations and researches into the notebooks of the Rev. Henry Comyn (1777-1851), compiled whilst he was curate of Boldre parish between…


New Forest Notes: Uncovering the traces of the Roman occupation

New Forest Notes: Uncovering the traces of the Roman occupation

New Forest Notes: Uncovering the traces of the Roman occupation

03 May 2019

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…


Reflections: the remarkable life of Mary Anne Theresa Symonds

Reflections: the remarkable life of Mary Anne Theresa Symonds

Reflections: the remarkable life of Mary Anne Theresa Symonds

18 April 2019

THIS is a story where several quite disparate threads coalesce in a single place and that place is Newlands in the parish of Milford. It also occurred…


From Our Files: Mrs Brotherton's in khaki again, police shortage, and a 'dreadful' footbridge

From Our Files: Mrs Brotherton's in khaki again, police shortage, and a 'dreadful' footbridge

From Our Files: Mrs Brotherton's in khaki again, police shortage, and a 'dreadful' footbridge

15 April 2019

75 YEARS AGO FIFTY-YEAR-OLD Mrs G. M. Brotherton, of Burley, is in khaki again. A Women’s Legion Ambulance driver in the last war, she volunteered for…


Author hunting tall tales and scary stories from the New Forest

Author hunting tall tales and scary stories from the New Forest

Author hunting tall tales and scary stories from the New Forest

11 April 2019

New Forest historian and storyteller Brice Stratford TALL tales and scary stories are being hunted by a researcher looking to round up the myths and legends…


From Our Files: Lymington submarine hero, Hitler's nose, and a noisy cockerel

From Our Files: Lymington submarine hero, Hitler's nose, and a noisy cockerel

From Our Files: Lymington submarine hero, Hitler's nose, and a noisy cockerel

31 March 2019

75 YEARS AGO Paymaster Lieut. Bill Johnson, RNVR, well-known in Lymington amateur dramatic and tennis circles before the war, when he was on the staff…


New Forest conservationists step back in time with pair of heavy horses

New Forest conservationists step back in time with pair of heavy horses

New Forest conservationists step back in time with pair of heavy horses

28 March 2019

Toby Hoad using his two Comtois mares Fleur and Celine to transport coppice to the kiln AN AWARD-winning conservation charity has taken a step back in…


Modern technology tells stirring story of RAF's New Forest airfields

Modern technology tells stirring story of RAF's New Forest airfields

Modern technology tells stirring story of RAF's New Forest airfields

22 March 2019

Guests gathered around the new welcome touch table after it had been unveiled by MP Tobias Ellwood (left) NEW state-of-the-art displays telling the story…


From Our Files: a soldier dress thief, prisoner promoted, and a Lyndhurst queues solution?

From Our Files: a soldier dress thief, prisoner promoted, and a Lyndhurst queues solution?

From Our Files: a soldier dress thief, prisoner promoted, and a Lyndhurst queues solution?

22 March 2019

75 YEARS AGO EVIDENCE that an alleged absentee was wearing women’s clothing, including a fur coat, was given at Lymington Borough police court, when a…


Villagers discover grave of naval hero who inspired Nelson to win Battle of Trafalgar

Villagers discover grave of naval hero who inspired Nelson to win Battle of Trafalgar

Villagers discover grave of naval hero who inspired Nelson to win Battle of Trafalgar

22 March 2019

Milford Historical Record Society members with New Forest District Council chair Cllr Mel Kendal (centre) IN an unmarked grave in a corner of All Saints…


Reflections: Early New Forest churches with ancient origins

Reflections: Early New Forest churches with ancient origins

Reflections: Early New Forest churches with ancient origins

15 March 2019

THE early New Forest churches are characterised by two qualities: the first is that the sites chosen tended to be on elevated mounds or ridges and the…


From Our Files: pipe dream scheme, alderman's apology refusal, and traders 'stun' council

From Our Files: pipe dream scheme, alderman's apology refusal, and traders 'stun' council

From Our Files: pipe dream scheme, alderman's apology refusal, and traders 'stun' council

15 March 2019

75 YEARS AGO IN May, 1943, the inhabitants of Milford collected the sum of £162 14s. 6d, as a gift to ex-PC, and Mrs Hancock on the retirement of the…


From Our Files: British Legion buys hall, fire at Fawley, and horse rider prejudice

From Our Files: British Legion buys hall, fire at Fawley, and horse rider prejudice

From Our Files: British Legion buys hall, fire at Fawley, and horse rider prejudice

07 March 2019

75 YEARS AGO NEW MILTON branch of the British Legion on Monday approved a scheme for the acquisition of the Public Hall as a British Legion War Memorial…


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

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

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

05 March 2019

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…


From Our Files: soldier escapes sniper, friend killed with shotgun, and girls trapped in mud

From Our Files: soldier escapes sniper, friend killed with shotgun, and girls trapped in mud

From Our Files: soldier escapes sniper, friend killed with shotgun, and girls trapped in mud

01 March 2019

75 YEARS AGO Sergeant Kenneth Lance, Reconnaissance Corps, who lived with his brother Mr A. Lance at Overton Farm, Sway, before joining the Army, has…


From Our Files: a soldier writes, a model sleeper, and too few police in Brockenhurst...

From Our Files: a soldier writes, a model sleeper, and too few police in Brockenhurst...

From Our Files: a soldier writes, a model sleeper, and too few police in Brockenhurst...

23 February 2019

75 YEARS AGO SIR – I am writing these few lines to tell you how much I appreciate the old New Milton Advertiser. I have it sent to me every week, and…


Reflections: a salty New Forest tale of a vital industry

Reflections: a salty New Forest tale of a vital industry

Reflections: a salty New Forest tale of a vital industry

15 February 2019

EVERYONE who bathes from our local beaches is well aware of the saltiness of the sea water and the Bible tells of the extreme saltiness of the “Sea of…


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