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Obituary: Eric Dovey – pony breeder and point-to-point champion

Obituary: Eric Dovey – pony breeder and point-to-point champion

Obituary: Eric Dovey – pony breeder and point-to-point champion

WELL-KNOWN commoner and New Forest point-to-point champion Eric Dovey has died at the age of 70.


Obituary: Alan Sturgess – former Fawley Cricket Club president and groundsman

Obituary: Alan Sturgess – former Fawley Cricket Club president and groundsman

Obituary: Alan Sturgess – former Fawley Cricket Club president and groundsman

A PASSIONATE cricketer who was a member of his local club for more than 60 years has died aged 75.


Obituary: Tony Locke – lifelong Milford nature lover and conservationist

Obituary: Tony Locke – lifelong Milford nature lover and conservationist

Obituary: Tony Locke – lifelong Milford nature lover and conservationist

TONY Locke, who has died at the age of 79, will be remembered as a passionate environmentalist who led the transformation of many community spaces.


Obituary: John Legg – former adult education advisor for Hampshire

Obituary: John Legg – former adult education advisor for Hampshire

Obituary: John Legg – former adult education advisor for Hampshire

A FORMER teacher and adult education advisor for Hampshire, who contributed to the work of New Forest charities, has died aged 85.


Obituary: Michael Thoyts – former Lymington dentist and accomplished sailor

Obituary: Michael Thoyts – former Lymington dentist and accomplished sailor

Obituary: Michael Thoyts – former Lymington dentist and accomplished sailor

WELL-KNOWN Lymington dentist Michael Thoyts who ran his own practice in the town for 20 years has died aged 91.


‘Wonderful’ Lymington nurse dies days before 40-year NHS service award

‘Wonderful’ Lymington nurse dies days before 40-year NHS service award

‘Wonderful’ Lymington nurse dies days before 40-year NHS service award

A LYMINGTON hospital nurse died at the age of 58 just days before she was due to receive an NHS award for 40 years of devoted service.


Obituary: Nicole Webb – former Arnewood School and Brockenhurst College teacher

Obituary: Nicole Webb – former Arnewood School and Brockenhurst College teacher

Obituary: Nicole Webb – former Arnewood School and Brockenhurst College teacher

NICOLE Webb, who taught at the Arnewood School in New Milton and Brockenhurst College, has died aged 79 after a long period of ill health.


Obituary: Tom Merifield – longstanding New Milton town councillor

Obituary: Tom Merifield – longstanding New Milton town councillor

Obituary: Tom Merifield – longstanding New Milton town councillor

RETIRED chartered surveyor and longstanding former New Milton town councillor Thomas Merifield has died at the age of 95.


'She had the ability to make everyone feel special' – tributes to Alison Thomas

'She had the ability to make everyone feel special' – tributes to Alison Thomas

'She had the ability to make everyone feel special' – tributes to Alison Thomas

REMEMBERED as one of life’s “genuinely lovely people”, former A&T commercial development manager Alison Thomas has died days after her 48th birthday.


Obituary: Peter Bassett – first NFDC chief executive and founding member of New Forest Basics Bank

Obituary: Peter Bassett – first NFDC chief executive and founding member of New Forest Basics Bank

Obituary: Peter Bassett – first NFDC chief executive and founding member of New Forest Basics Bank

TRIBUTES have been paid to Peter Bassett, who was the first ever chief executive of New Forest District Council, after his death aged 86.


Obituary: Tricia Benge – champion for vulnerable children

Obituary: Tricia Benge – champion for vulnerable children

Obituary: Tricia Benge – champion for vulnerable children

TRICIA Benge, who has died at the age of 74, will be remembered for her tireless work to champion the rights of vulnerable children.


Obituary: Phil Bevan – New Forest youth football manager and teacher

Obituary: Phil Bevan – New Forest youth football manager and teacher

Obituary: Phil Bevan – New Forest youth football manager and teacher

WELL known New Forest youth football manager and former teacher Phil Bevan has died at the age of 83.


Obituary: Gerry Maycock set up the Purple Puppet Theatre Company

Obituary: Gerry Maycock set up the Purple Puppet Theatre Company

Obituary: Gerry Maycock set up the Purple Puppet Theatre Company

A POPULAR children's entertainer who entertained thousands over the years with his puppet and magic shows has died aged 85.


Obituary: Martin Schellenberg – Christchurch Priory’s ‘inspirational’ choir master

Obituary: Martin Schellenberg – Christchurch Priory’s ‘inspirational’ choir master

Obituary: Martin Schellenberg – Christchurch Priory’s ‘inspirational’ choir master

A MUSIC trust has been set up in memory of a popular former organist and master of the choir at Christchurch Priory after his sudden death at 62.


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