New Forest fire

New Forest Notes: Are we facing a fiery future from global warming?

THE recent reports of fires in the Forest over the Easter weekend raise some interesting questions about our vulnerability to fire once climate change really starts to bite. My own impression is that in recent...
Toby Hoad directing his Comtois mares Fleur and Celine

New Forest conservationists step back in time with pair of heavy horses

AN AWARD-winning conservation charity has taken a step back in time after recruiting a team of heavy horses to deliver timber for their first charcoal burn of the season. Pondhead Conservation Trust was set up...
Brice Stratford from Lyndhurst

Author hunting tall tales and scary stories from the New Forest

TALL tales and scary stories are being hunted by a researcher looking to round up the myths and legends of the New Forest into a new book. Brice Stratford, who lives in Lyndhurst, is appealing...

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

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. Knight) on Thursday in last week, when two officers...

Town takes care of new heritage centre’s £5,000 running costs

THE £5,000 running costs of New Milton’s upcoming new heritage centre will be stumped up by the town council. Amenities committee members agreed the sum should be added to its budget for 2020/21 and possibly...
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...
New Forest D-Day

Find out where D-Day commemorations are taking place near you

THE vital role played by the New Forest in the D-Day invasion of Normandy 75 years ago next week will be marked by events across the area. The Royal British Legion will play a major...

Barton joins in national Battle’s Over 100th commemoration of First World War armistice

A MASSIVE crowd came together on Barton clifftop for a “once-in-a-generation” commemoration marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. The lighting of two beacons formed the centrepiece of the area’s part...

Village to salute one of the great naval heroes

ONE of the most momentous days in Milford’s history will take place next Friday with the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the death of Admiral William Cornwallis – one of England’s greatest military...

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

  HE commanded a naval fleet, was elected to parliament, and thwarted a mutiny. Now, 178 years since his death, the legacy of Lymington man Admiral Sir Harry Burrard Neale is being remembered by supporters preparing...
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