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Anthony Rickard: sociable car salesman started working life with the A&T

A FORMER A&T journalist who has died at the age of 81 was so fond of the newspaper he used to have it sent to him when he was serving overseas with the army. Having...

Letters: New Forest pony myths must be countered

SIR - Driving from Cadnam to Bramshaw, a few days ago, I noticed how much more careful the driver in front of me became passing the cattle grid on the way to Brook. I was...

Letters: New homes need new infrastructure

SIR – I was not very happy with the general question posed by Sarah Kelly in the lead letter in last week's A&T: "Would you all prefer a world that is devoid of any...

From Our Files: party politics, in court for work lateness, and New Forest rat-running

75 YEARS AGO ADDRESSING members of Lymington and District Men’s Conservative club at the annual meeting on Friday of last week, Mr W. D. Braithwaite, Chairman of New Forest Conservative Association, said that whilst the...

Star actor Earl Carpenter brings West End magic to young cast of Disney Peter...

WALKING out on to the stage, Earl Carpenter was stunned by what he was seeing. Row upon row of excited faces, a packed house waiting eagerly for him to perform. It was a sell-out, a...

Margaret Hodder: former A&T receptionist ran two New Forest post offices

FORMER A&T receptionist Margaret Hodder, who had run two post offices before joining the paper, has died aged 92. The daughter of Frank and Bessie Rowe, and youngest sister of Rosalie, Gilbert, and Isabel, she...

Trove of historical car documents find a space at Beaulieu’s National Motor Museum

AN important personal collection of drawings and documents by the designer of such classic Lotus sports cars as the Elan, Elite and Europa, has been given to the National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu. More...

From Our Files: PoW escapes, plans for Beaulieu tourism hub, and fox hunting season...

75 YEARS AGO CAPTAIN Gordon Muirhead, of Marine Drive, Barton-on-Sea, has received a cablegram from his son Lieut Terence Muirhead, MC, Essex Regiment, stating that he is now in Adelboden, Switzerland. Lieut Muirhead, who is 25...

‘I did not know I was dying slowly’ – explorer Adrian Hayes reveals his...

“HOW personal do you want this to be?” Adrian Hayes asks over the table of his untidy kitchen. It’s an unexpectedly vulnerable question from the veteran explorer and former special forces reservist who has faced...

Barton joins in national Battle’s Over 100th commemoration of First World War armistice

A MASSIVE crowd came together on Barton clifftop for a “once-in-a-generation” commemoration marking 100 years since the end of the First World War. The lighting of two beacons formed the centrepiece of the area’s part...
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