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Pylewell House

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

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 1811 and 1817, that I became aware of the...
Wally Wright

Wally Wright: humanities teacher, lifelong rugby fan and ‘wonderful man’

A FORMER head of humanities at Noadswood School and rugby enthusiast Wally Wright has died at the age of 85. Described by his daughter Katharine as an extremely generous and kind man, Wally was a...

Monica Langston: parish champion who ran village post office

PARISH champion Monica Langston, who ran Lyndhurst’s post office for many years, served as church warden and was a longstanding volunteer at the community centre, has died at the age of 87. Along with her...

Letters: As flood risk rises, should we still be building by the sea?

SIR - The Environment Agency recently warned that over the next 30 years the flood risk to coastal towns is likely to be worse than previously thought and that Britain needs to seriously improve...
Barton cliffs erosion

Letters: We should work with shoreline erosion, not fight against it

SIR - Mr Wolton’s letter in last week’s A&T sort of misses the point when he suggests work to restrict further erosion in order to “protect” beach huts at Hordle cliff. He also suggests that...
Royal Mail

Letters: Stop the rot and save our post offices from closure

SIR - I have always imagined the Royal Mail and the Post Office were intrinsically linked. It appears that I am wrong. I was also under the impression that they were both a form...

Letters: Protect the New Forest from this invasion of dogs, cyclists and visitors

SIR - I write as a private individual and not as a member of any organisation or group. I write as a resident of the New Forest and as one extremely concerned about the future...

Letters: Carry on, Chris Packham – a supporter writes

SIR - I am sad to see that people would like to see Chris Packham gagged. Because it is the hunting, shooting and fishing brigade that he has most upset, I expect these are...
Gordon Brownen Judge Rinder

Pair of Plonkers to settle musical discord with TV trial by Judge Rinder

NOT singing from the same hymn sheet has landed two members of the popular New Forest band the Plonkers Agricultural Orchestra on television trial before Judge Rinder. Founder and lead singer Gordon Brownen was summoned...
Dogs on a walk

Letters: Better to educate dog owners than bring in more rules

SIR - Walking groups of dogs is apparently threatening. Perhaps those saying groups are a threat could provide actual evidence of harm. Walking in the Forest every day I have never felt threatened by groups...
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