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Obituary: Pat Harnett – ‘wonderful host’ at Tiptoe’s Danewood B&B

FORMER guests of local B&B landlady Pat Harnett sent condolence cards to her husband Terry following her death, with many remembering her as “the most perfect host”. Pat had run Danewood B&B in Tiptoe from...

Obituary: Peter Baker – former Ringwood councillor was passionate about social equality and ‘always...

A FORMER Ringwood councillor and banker with a strong interest in politics, social justice and football has died at the age of 94. The son of a naval officer, Peter Baker spent part of his...

Obituary: David Bursey – well-known New Forest postman

POPULAR Beaulieu postman David Bursey has died at the age of 62. A familiar face on his round for more than 12 years, David never felt his job was just delivering the post and would...

Letter: Can we have a Highcliffe plan for Lymington?

SIR – We note with interest and approval plans for the transformation of Highcliffe high street into a pedestrian-friendly environment with pavement cafes, a new zebra crossing and a 20mph speed limit (A&T, 25th...

Obituary: Mary Falk – record-breaking transatlantic sailor

AFTER taking up sailing in her 20s Mary Falk went on to achieve the fastest Atlantic crossing in a 35-foot boat – a record she still held when she died recently at the age...

Letter: Appalled by the loss of Lymington’s TSB branch

SIR – I am appalled to see that our local branch of TSB in Lymington is closing (A&T, 2nd October). For 60 years I banked with Lloyds Bank and then during the latter years when...

Obituary: Tom Pepper – lifelong Sway bridge enthusiast and former computer programmer

SWAY Bridge Club founder and former vice-chairman of New Forest Mencap Tom Pepper has died at the age of 74. After spending much of his working life as a computer programmer and consultant, Tom retrained...

Letter: Pensioner’s solution to deal with Covid – lock us all up

SIR – I am 70 years old and in receipt of a state pension and a small work pension. There are millions in the Covid vulnerable category who are in this relatively comfortable position because...

Letter: Why I’m looking forward to a second lockdown

SIR – I am beginning to think that a second lockdown would be an extremely good thing as far as our environment is concerned. Last time the difference in our air quality and the...

Obituary: Roy Davis – longstanding owner of Pennington Cross Garage

LONGSTANDING Pennington Cross Garage proprietor Roy Davis has died at the age of 99. Born in Plymouth in 1921, Roy had two brothers, Gordon and Ian. His father was a congregational minister so the family...
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