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From Our Files: superfast firefighters, decimalisation decisions, and underage drinking

From Our Files: superfast firefighters, decimalisation decisions, and underage drinking

From Our Files: superfast firefighters, decimalisation decisions, and underage drinking

15 February 2019

75 YEARS AGO New Milton Section of the National Fire Service were called out to a fire in Ashley Road on Saturday - and arrived even before the occupier…


Citizens Advice Bureau in Lymington celebrates group's 80 years of helping people

Citizens Advice Bureau in Lymington celebrates group's 80 years of helping people

Citizens Advice Bureau in Lymington celebrates group's 80 years of helping people

15 February 2019

The CAB advice office LYMINGTON’S Citizens Advice branch is appealing for people to get in touch with stories about how they have been helped by the service…


From Our Files: sad news from Tunisia, auction 'trickery', and pony neglect claims

From Our Files: sad news from Tunisia, auction 'trickery', and pony neglect claims

From Our Files: sad news from Tunisia, auction 'trickery', and pony neglect claims

08 February 2019

75 YEARS AGO FROM a War Office letter which his parents have received, it appears that Lieut. Michael Roche, elder son of Captain A. L. Roche, MBE, and…


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

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

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

01 February 2019

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…


From Our Files: digging for victory, cannabis in the Commons, and a rector resigns

From Our Files: digging for victory, cannabis in the Commons, and a rector resigns

From Our Files: digging for victory, cannabis in the Commons, and a rector resigns

01 February 2019

75 YEARS AGO SIXTEEN million employees are going to receive a new Income Tax form. They do not have to fill it up and send it back: the tax offices have…


Catch up on news from decades ago as A&T archive relocates to St Barbe Museum

Catch up on news from decades ago as A&T archive relocates to St Barbe Museum

Catch up on news from decades ago as A&T archive relocates to St Barbe Museum

01 February 2019

A researcher looks through the A&T in the King Research Room of the St Barbe Museum READERS can catch up on local news from 90 years ago at the St…


Heritage group on a mission to keep alive the memory of Lymington hero Sir Harry

Heritage group on a mission to keep alive the memory of Lymington hero Sir Harry

Heritage group on a mission to keep alive the memory of Lymington hero Sir Harry

01 February 2019

  Don Mackenzie (centre right) shakes hands with Lymington mayor Cllr Anne Corbridge alongside supporters at the Burrard Neale Monument HE commanded…


From Our Files: PoWs escape, refinery workers win TVs, and will Christchurch and Bournemouth merge?

From Our Files: PoWs escape, refinery workers win TVs, and will Christchurch and Bournemouth merge?

From Our Files: PoWs escape, refinery workers win TVs, and will Christchurch and Bournemouth merge?

25 January 2019

75 YEARS AGO Two young Miltonians who escaped from a prisoner-of-war camp in Italy and rejoined the Allied Forces, have now arrived home on six weeks’…


Reflections: music, charity and fun and games - the social importance of the parish church

Reflections: music, charity and fun and games - the social importance of the parish church

Reflections: music, charity and fun and games - the social importance of the parish church

18 January 2019

THE parish church is very often the oldest physical man-made structure surviving within a parish. For all the pre-Reformation centuries it was the centre for worship, instruction and social interaction and it was the place where the life’s rites of passage were made and confirmed...


From Our Files: Keith down the mines, school head protests, and supermarket threatens shops

From Our Files: Keith down the mines, school head protests, and supermarket threatens shops

From Our Files: Keith down the mines, school head protests, and supermarket threatens shops

18 January 2019

75 YEARS AGO KEITH BUNDAY, a son of Mr and Mrs L. H. Bunday, of Ashley Common Road, is the first New Milton youth to have been drawn out of Mr Bevin’s…


From Our Files: battleship wants a bicycle, farming on the Forest, and a rave at Applemore

From Our Files: battleship wants a bicycle, farming on the Forest, and a rave at Applemore

From Our Files: battleship wants a bicycle, farming on the Forest, and a rave at Applemore

11 January 2019

75 YEARS AGO THE crew of HMS Obedient, the destroyer which our Borough has adopted, wants a bicycle! This fact was disclosed to the Mayor (Alderman E.…


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

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

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

04 January 2019

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…


From Our Files: Christmas post runs smoothly, students cite 'lazy' teachers, and steam rally owes VAT

From Our Files: Christmas post runs smoothly, students cite 'lazy' teachers, and steam rally owes VAT

From Our Files: Christmas post runs smoothly, students cite 'lazy' teachers, and steam rally owes VAT

04 January 2019

75 YEARS AGO There was a drop of about 3% in the amount of correspondence posted and parcels, too, were less during the Yuletide in the Lymington postal…


From Our Files: PoW passes exam, head retires after 20 years, and tension at Minstead parish church

From Our Files: PoW passes exam, head retires after 20 years, and tension at Minstead parish church

From Our Files: PoW passes exam, head retires after 20 years, and tension at Minstead parish church

28 December 2018

75 YEARS AGO FLIGHT SERGEANT Robert Ivan Stone, RAF, son of Mr and Mrs Edgar Stone, of New Milton, has obtained the senior certificate of the College…


Reflections: Where shall we go? The story of our local guide books

Reflections: Where shall we go? The story of our local guide books

Reflections: Where shall we go? The story of our local guide books

21 December 2018

THERE is a long story behind our guide books based, I suppose, on a natural human desire to describe to others the objects of beauty and of interest in…


From Our Files: New Forest soldiers escape, cattle grids campaign, and playing fields plan stopped

From Our Files: New Forest soldiers escape, cattle grids campaign, and playing fields plan stopped

From Our Files: New Forest soldiers escape, cattle grids campaign, and playing fields plan stopped

21 December 2018

75 YEARS AGO THE good news has been received that two, and not one, local lads from the 5th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, not only escaped from a prisoner-of-war…


New Forest Centre leaders reveal fresh name to settle public confusion

New Forest Centre leaders reveal fresh name to settle public confusion

New Forest Centre leaders reveal fresh name to settle public confusion

14 December 2018

VISITORS are so confused about what goes on at a facility dedicated to the history of the New Forest that charity organisers have decided to change its name...


From Our Files: baby's miraculous escape, Forestry Commission 'vandals', and a tearful hunt saboteur

From Our Files: baby's miraculous escape, Forestry Commission 'vandals', and a tearful hunt saboteur

From Our Files: baby's miraculous escape, Forestry Commission 'vandals', and a tearful hunt saboteur

14 December 2018

75 YEARS AGO A 13-MONTH-OLD baby had a miraculous escape from death when a 2-ton lorry ran over its pram in which it was lying. The accident happened…


From Our Files: England footballer dies, MP warns of German domination, and industrial pollution concerns

From Our Files: England footballer dies, MP warns of German domination, and industrial pollution concerns

From Our Files: England footballer dies, MP warns of German domination, and industrial pollution concerns

07 December 2018

75 YEARS AGO Mr G.O. Smith the great England footballer of the ‘nineties’ died on Monday at his home in Lymington. He was 71. Gilbert Oswald Smith earned…


From Our Files: party politics, in court for work lateness, and New Forest rat-running

From Our Files: party politics, in court for work lateness, and New Forest rat-running

From Our Files: party politics, in court for work lateness, and New Forest rat-running

30 November 2018

75 YEARS AGO ADDRESSING members of Lymington and District Men’s Conservative club at the annual meeting on Friday of last week, Mr W. D. Braithwaite,…


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