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Brian Pink: wildlife enthusiast and photographer followed his interests round the globe

WILDLIFE enthusiast and photographer Brian Pink has died at the age of 77. A retired painter and decorator who previously worked as a milkman for Edgars Dairies and Lavender Farm, Brian was an avid traveller...

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...

‘Just look at the view! This is the best job in the world’

SWEEPING her hand in front of her desk, Wendy Stowe exclaims: “Just look at the view from my office! No wonder I think this is the best job in the world.” Flowing in front of...

New Forest Notes: the verderers and the Great War – the aftermath

FOUR years ago I started the story of how the Great War affected the Forest and the verderers’ administration of it (updated in subsequent January issues of New Forest Notes). The end of hostilities...

Letters: Help for New Forest Basics Bank is essential

SIR – New Forest Basics Bank food bank would like to express our gratitude to all who have so generously donated produce and financial donations, given of their time and supported them throughout 2018. As...

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...

Dave Mitchell: longstanding Lymington fisherman whose family run a shellfish business

A LYMINGTON fisherman for half a century whose family run a shellfish business has died aged 77. Dave Mitchell was born in Yeovil in 1941 and moved to Coastguard Cottages in Lymington with his family...

Letters: New Forest air quality is a life or death issue

SIR – I rather doubt that local government elections have ever been won or lost on the basis of a campaign for better air quality. Maybe that is a reflection of voters and politicians...

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...

Tina Harwood: council pays tribute to ‘perfect’ officer who served for three decades

TRIBUTES have been paid to a former New Forest District Council employee who has died aged 49 following a two-year battle with cancer. The passing of Tina Harwood, who had worked for the authority for...
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