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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...

Arthur Taylor: Dunkirk veteran whose memories shaped Hollywood blockbuster

  TRIBUTES have been paid to one of the last remaining survivors of the Dunkirk evacuation after he died aged 98. Arthur Taylor, who lived in Christchurch, queued for 29 hours on the French beach in...

Letters: Could new roundabout tackle pollution problem at Lyndhurst?

SIR – I write in response to a letter in the 28th December edition which deplored poor air quality in Lyndhurst, due to traffic congestion. I have travelled for many years between Brockenhurst and Southampton, enduring...

Byron Road Christmas lights fund brings late festive cheer for charity

A NATIONALLY renowned Christmas lighting display in Barton helped raise more than £6,000 for a charity that supports people with blood cancer. Inspired by the story of former resident Ross Baker, neighbours from Byron Road...

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...

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...

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...
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