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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...
D-Day

‘We were frightened but had to do our duty’ – D-Day veterans tell their...

LOCAL Second World War veterans have shared wartime tales about their experiences of D-Day to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the landings. Codenamed Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy took place on 6th June 1944...

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...
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...

New Forest Notes: Chris Packham has poked a wasp’s nest

CHRIS PACKHAM’S Inside Out television programme for the BBC on the subject of grazing pressures in the Forest has produced an angry buzzing from the Forest establishment, such as might be the result of...
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...

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...
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...

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...
hinton church

Villagers rally to save their old church for the future

A CHURCH which members of the congregation feared would not survive the 21st century is being rescued by an initiative to make it the focal point of the community once again. There has been a...
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