MP Tobias Ellwood, Dr Henry Goodall and Second World War veteran Laurie Weede

Modern technology tells stirring story of RAF’s New Forest airfields

NEW state-of-the-art displays telling the story of New Forest airfields during the Second World War has been unveiled at a memorial and heritage centre in Bransgore. The Friends of the New Forest Airfields (FONFA) welcomed...

From Our Files: a soldier dress thief, prisoner promoted, and a Lyndhurst queues solution?

75 YEARS AGO EVIDENCE that an alleged absentee was wearing women’s clothing, including a fur coat, was given at Lymington Borough police court, when a fusilier was remanded in custody by the Mayor, charged with...

From Our Files: superfast firefighters, decimalisation decisions, and underage drinking

75 YEARS AGO New Milton Section of the National Fire Service were called out to a fire in  Ashley Road on Saturday - and arrived even before the occupier knew that they were in the...
Newlands in Milford

Reflections: the remarkable life of Mary Anne Theresa Symonds

THIS is a story where several quite disparate threads coalesce in a single place and that place is Newlands in the parish of Milford. It also occurred at a critical time in our nation’s...

From Our Files: England footballer dies, MP warns of German domination, and industrial pollution...

75 YEARS AGO Mr G.O. Smith the great England footballer of the ‘nineties’ died on Monday at his home in Lymington. He was 71. Gilbert Oswald Smith earned fame at football and cricket, but it is...

From Our Files: baby’s miraculous escape, Forestry Commission ‘vandals’, and a tearful hunt saboteur

75 YEARS AGO A 13-MONTH-OLD baby had a miraculous escape from death when a 2-ton lorry ran over its pram in which it was lying. The accident happened at Pennington, about midday on Friday in last...
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...
New Forest Walking Festival

Walking researchers seek New Forest myths and memories

RESEARCHERS are on the hunt for New Forest memories and folklore around five specially chosen walking routes. The national park authority is looking for stories and history to give some factual or mythical colour to...

From Our Files: British Legion buys hall, fire at Fawley, and horse rider prejudice

75 YEARS AGO NEW MILTON branch of the British Legion on Monday approved a scheme for the acquisition of the Public Hall as a British Legion War Memorial at a cost of £4,000, which is...

Reflections: Mary Elizabeth Braddon – pioneering author who helped shape Lyndhurst

BY the latter years of the 19th century Bournemouth had become a town and resort of national repute. During the summer various hotels were involved in promoting charabanc excursions (horse-drawn in those times) to the...
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