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Obituary: Roy Davis – longstanding owner of Pennington Cross Garage

LONGSTANDING Pennington Cross Garage proprietor Roy Davis has died at the age of 99. Born in Plymouth in 1921, Roy had two brothers, Gordon and Ian. His father was a congregational minister so the family...

Letter: Let’s be honest about the Blitz

SIR – Mrs Inglis paints a rather rosy bowdlerised picture of how our population got by during the Blitz (A&T Letters, 18th September) – an Ealing Studios production with whizz bangs, as unlikely and...

Letter: Our Forest habitats are constantly evolving in response to change

SIR – The New Forest landscape offers a mosaic of different and rich habitats and, as a result, can support a wide range of wildlife including many species long since lost from other parts...

Obituary: Nick Filbee – Lymington solicitor, musician and former chair of Coda Music Trust

RESPECTED Lymington solicitor and former chair of the Walkford-based Coda Music Trust Nick Filbee has died at the age of 72. A talented artist and musician, Nick was also involved with many local groups and...

Letter: Going to Lymington market is like being in a football crowd

SIR – I had the misfortune to visit Lymington market on Saturday 5th September, and was appalled at the crazy situation. For some strange reason the council have decided to have the market on only...

Obituary: Joan Harris – international dancer and ballet authority on several classic films

FORMER international dancer Joan Harris, who was ballet mistress for classic film The Red Shoes and director of ballet at the Norwegian Opera, has died at the age of 100. A leading light in the...

Letter: Reintroduction of species in the New Forest is catastrophic for other wildlife

SIR – Since the national park and various conservation groups have taken over the running of the New Forest, things seem to have deteriorated in many areas – one being the reintroduction of goshawks...

High-flying Rosie raises more than £5,000 in wingwalk

A DAREDEVIL wingwalk by Hoburne Holidays chair Rosie Kennar helped raise nearly £5,500 in aid of a disability support charity. She was joined by colleague Jimmy Everingham to take to the skies strapped to the...

Obituary: Lawrie Jenman – co-founder of New Forest Ice Cream

LAWRIE Jenman, the co-founder of one of the district’s best-known brands New Forest Ice Cream, has died at the age of 80 after a short illness. Lawrie, who with his wife Sue launched the company...

Letter: Why are so many discarded highways signs littering our national park?

SIR – Recently with a friend of mine I did a litter-pick along a local main road. It is a lovely road through the middle of the national park and we had both become fed...
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