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...

From Our Files: Keith down the mines, school head protests, and supermarket threatens shops

75 YEARS AGO KEITH BUNDAY, a son of Mr and Mrs L. H. Bunday, of Ashley Common Road, is the first New Milton youth to have been drawn out of Mr Bevin’s hat to work...

From Our Files: Christmas post runs smoothly, students cite ‘lazy’ teachers, and steam rally...

75 YEARS AGO There was a drop of about 3% in the amount of correspondence posted and parcels, too, were less during the Yuletide in the Lymington postal area. There was a generous response to...

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: 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 council names-promise unlocks permission for Ringwood war memorial revamp

REFURBISHING Ringwood’s war memorial has been given the go-ahead after promises by the town council not to change the presentation of the names. The scheme for the Grade II listed structure in Christchurch Road was...

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...

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...

From Our Files: PoW passes exam, head retires after 20 years, and tension at...

75 YEARS AGO FLIGHT SERGEANT Robert Ivan Stone, RAF, son of Mr and Mrs Edgar Stone, of New Milton, has obtained the senior certificate of the College of Preceptors in examination held for prisoners-of-war in...

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...
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