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Gill Loveland: helped run company transporting world’s most precious cars

A WOMAN who for decades was responsible for the global transportation of some of the world’s most valuable cars has died aged 60. Gill Loveland, of Blackfield, had been a director of Marchwood-based Polygon International...
George Stickland was born in Bashley

George Stickland: stationer and Bashley football fan ‘knew everyone’

WELL-KNOWN New Milton stationer and newsagent George Stickland has died at the age of 92. A familiar face in the town, George and his brother John ran Murray’s on Station Road for 40 years. He was...

Sunseeker co-founder who started out at Christchurch dies aged 75

AN icon of the marine industry who started out with his brother in Christchurch before going on to found luxury boat firm Sunseeker has died. Robert Braithwaite CBE, who was 75, was hailed as an “inspiration”...

Tributes paid to larger than life New Forest peer Lord Normanton

A LARGER than life peer who turned his New Forest estate into a major event venue has died at the age of 73. Tributes have been paid to former cavalry officer Lord Normanton, who raced...

Walter Purvis Smith: mapping pioneer who led Ordnance Survey

TRIBUTES have been paid to Walter Purvis Smith, a mapping pioneer who became the first non-military Ordnance Survey director general in its 200-year history, who is being remembered at a thanksgiving service. The service for...

Dave Hurrell: ‘Mr Cricket’ of the New Forest who encouraged young players

A LEADING light of Sway Cricket Club who was a hugely popular figure on the local cricket scene has died at the age of 61. Tributes poured in to “true gentleman” Dave Hurrell, with officials...

Charles Curry MBE: A&T proprietor who was the soul of the newspaper

THE proprietor of the A&T, Charles Curry, has died at the age of 98. He took over the editorship of the New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times following the death of his father in 1966...

Wayne Roberts: familiar New Milton face was music fan with love for aviation

A NEW MILTON man with a love of music who was well-known around the town for always wearing his headphones has died aged 60. Wayne Roberts, whose favourite artists included the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson...

Gerard Basset: tributes pour in for top wine expert and New Forest hotelier

“A STAR player”, “world class”, and a “shining example” – those were the tributes paid from around the globe to top wine expert and New Forest hotelier Gerard Basset who last week died surrounded...

Dave Cooper: Lymington football hero who played until he was 62

FOOTBALL mad Dave Cooper who played for local teams until he was 62 has died. He started out as a youngster at Pennington Lads before graduating to Lymington Town and Hampshire as he got older....
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