From Our Files: a soldier writes, a model sleeper, and too few police in...

75 YEARS AGO SIR – I am writing these few lines to tell you how much I appreciate the old New Milton Advertiser. I have it sent to me every week, and practically all the lads...
Natural England

New Forest Notes: A national park ‘spatial vision’ – fiddling while Rome burns?

I FIND increasingly frustrating the piles of jargon-filled paperwork which are thrown at members of the Verderers' Court by outside bodies. The latest batch of such material to blight my filing system is a 53-page...

Villagers discover grave of naval hero who inspired Nelson to win Battle of Trafalgar

IN an unmarked grave in a corner of All Saints Church in Milford lies a man worshipped by Nelson as his greatest mentor, life-saver and inspiration to victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. One of...

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...
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...
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 Centre leaders reveal fresh name to settle public confusion

VISITORS are so confused about what goes on at a facility dedicated to the history of the New Forest that charity organisers have decided to change its name. Since it was opened by the Duke...

Buyers fail to pursue New Forest Buckhounds painting

A MASTERWORK by a famous Lyndhurst painter failed to sell at auction after the bidding did not meet the lower end of its estimate. The New Forest Buckhounds by John Emms was expected to fetch...
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