Storm damage sparks fresh fears for future of historic Hurst Castle

FEARS over the future of Hurst Castle have been heightened after storm damage forced the historic building’s closure at the weekend. English Heritage, which owns the scheduled monument near Milford, has shut a number exhibition...

Full steam ahead to turn railway house into town’s heritage centre

MOVES to create a heritage centre in New Milton gathered momentum when permission was approved for the town’s disused railway station master’s house to host the facility. The town council has welcomed being given the...

Bid to revamp old station house keeps heritage centre plan on track

PLANS to transform the disused railway station master’s house in New Milton into a heritage centre took a step closer to fruition amid a possibility that it could become a listed building. Having secured the...
Rocket Post

Jet-pack postie recreates German’s cross-Solent rocket delivery bid

A ROCKET-PROPELLED postman flew from the New Forest to the Isle of Wight to recreate delivery of letters that got lost in the mail during a madcap enterprise nearly 85 years ago. The cross-Solent stunt...

Too small, too big or just right? Cottage of Goldilocks author up for sale

IT might be too big, too small or for some buyers just right – the cottage once home to the author of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the former Poet Laureate Robert Southey, has...

PICTURES: Town remembers victims of World War Two air-raid tragedy

THE 31 people killed in New Milton during bombing raids on the town during the Second World War were remembered at an annual service. Local residents and councillors were joined by some of those who...

Iron Age discovery could rewrite ancient story of the New Forest

AN archaeological dig at Matley Heath in the New Forest has unearthed evidence of the first human settlements in the area. Analysis of charcoal found in what was believed to be an Iron Age hillfort...

Spitfire flypast to honour New Forest airman shot down aged 19

A SPITFIRE flypast will honour a Ringwood pilot thought to be the youngest person who took off from RAF Ibsley during the Second World War, before being shot down and killed. Sgt Raymond Frederick Charles...
Hordle church

Reflections: The story of the clifftop church moved from the waves

FOR centuries the inhabitants of the parish of Hordle had attended their parish church situated not far from the cliff edge. Handy for those living in Taddiford and in the few isolated dwellings running eastward...
HMS Pickle

HMS Pickle sailing into Lymington for Admiral Cornwallis celebrations

A REPLICA of the ship that carried the news of Lord Nelson’s death and great victory at the Battle of Trafalgar back to England will be open to the public when it docks at...
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