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From Our Files: Bus strike chaos...fungus threat...more campsites

From Our Files: Bus strike chaos...fungus threat...more campsites

From Our Files: Bus strike chaos...fungus threat...more campsites

THE main headlines this week 75, 50 and 25 years ago.


'70s drive for Beaulieu museum's 50th anniversary

'70s drive for Beaulieu museum's 50th anniversary

'70s drive for Beaulieu museum's 50th anniversary

A SPECIAL event to mark Beaulieu National Motor Museum's 50th anniversary saw a gathering of hundreds of vehicles from the 1970s.

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From Our Files: Dad’s Army alert...save our bus...sex education row

From Our Files: Dad’s Army alert...save our bus...sex education row

From Our Files: Dad’s Army alert...save our bus...sex education row

WHAT was making the headlines this week 75, 50 and 25 years ago.


Rare Zobel sand paintings worth thousands uncovered by Lymington antique dealer

Rare Zobel sand paintings worth thousands uncovered by Lymington antique dealer

Rare Zobel sand paintings worth thousands uncovered by Lymington antique dealer

A LYMINGTON antique dealer is set to clean up after discovering two rare sand paintings by a world-renowned artist.


Barton-on-Sea – 'the English Bay of Naples'

Barton-on-Sea – 'the English Bay of Naples'

Barton-on-Sea – 'the English Bay of Naples'

THE development of Barton, which has taken place over the last 130 years, has been quite dramatic.


Milford man who performed for Queen at her 1953 coronation

Milford man who performed for Queen at her 1953 coronation

Milford man who performed for Queen at her 1953 coronation

Watching the choir sing at a service of thanksgiving during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations brought back happy memories for one local man.


Blood-stained flag from sunken warship returned to hero's family after 29 years on display at sports club

Blood-stained flag from sunken warship returned to hero's family after 29 years on display at sports club

Blood-stained flag from sunken warship returned to hero's family after 29 years on display at sports club

A FLAG from a sunken British ship which was displayed for 29 years at a Milford sports club has been returned to the family of the original owner.


All Saints’ Church in Thorney Hill – a New Forest church steeped in history

All Saints’ Church in Thorney Hill – a New Forest church steeped in history

All Saints’ Church in Thorney Hill – a New Forest church steeped in history

THIS is a spectacular architectural gem and well worth a visit.


Forgotten army of the New Forest's 'lumberjills'

Forgotten army of the New Forest's 'lumberjills'

Forgotten army of the New Forest's 'lumberjills'

THEY were the lumberjills: members of the Women’s Timber Corps launched 80 years ago which sent hundreds to work in the New Forest during WWII.


Barton House – the post-war haven from hell for eastern European refugees

Barton House – the post-war haven from hell for eastern European refugees

Barton House – the post-war haven from hell for eastern European refugees

THE clifftop residence in Barton which housed refugees from 1954 to 1991.


Restoration plans for New Milton's rare wartime gun turret

Restoration plans for New Milton's rare wartime gun turret

Restoration plans for New Milton's rare wartime gun turret

A RECENTLY-rediscovered rare gun turret used to help defend New Milton during the Second World War could be restored for display.


The German PoWs who crashed a top-secret aircraft in the New Forest

The German PoWs who crashed a top-secret aircraft in the New Forest

The German PoWs who crashed a top-secret aircraft in the New Forest

HOW German PoWs came to pilot a top-secret helicopter that crash-landed in Beaulieu is one of the wartime anecdotes set to be told at an exhibition.

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Pete takes on one of the rarest jobs in the country

Pete takes on one of the rarest jobs in the country

Pete takes on one of the rarest jobs in the country

A VACANCY has been filled for what might be the rarest job in the country.


'Friends' group keeping alive memories of Barton's Indian soldier hospital

'Friends' group keeping alive memories of Barton's Indian soldier hospital

'Friends' group keeping alive memories of Barton's Indian soldier hospital

A SPECIAL group has been launched to ensure memories are “never forgotten” of a hospital which treated thousands of Indian troops in Barton.


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