New Forest
 - Explorers
     Guide
Ashurst station
For comprehensive information about the New Forest National Park

Burley in old pictures

Here is a selection of old pictures showing Burley, in the heart of the New Forest, as it was in days-gone-by.

Burley - a group of young children pose for the camera outside the doctors' surgery, watched by an older lady outside the library. (Early years of the 20th century).
Burley - a group of young children pose for the camera outside
the doctors' surgery, watched by an older lady standing outside the library.
(Early years of the 20th century).
An early image of the Queen's Head pub - always a popular subject
An early image of the Queen's Head pub -
always a popular subject
The Queen's Head again - this time in the 1950s or early 1960s
The Queen's Head again -
this time in the 1950s or early 1960s
Burley - a view possibly from the 1940s. (There appear to be military vehicles by The Cross).
Burley - a view possibly from the 1940s.
(There appear to be military vehicles by The Cross).
Burley - the main village street in 1955
Burley - the main village street in 1955
Burley seen here in the early years of the 20th century
Burley seen here in the early years of the 20th century
Burley - the cottages shown above, seen at around the same time but viewed in the opposite direction
Burley - the cottages shown above, seen at
around the same time but viewed in the opposite direction
Burley church - another scene from the early 20th century
Burley church - another scene from the early 20th century
Burley - an early 20th century postcard<br />titled 'The Tree House, Burley, New Forest'
Burley - an early 20th century postcard
described simply as 'The Tree House, Burley, New Forest'
Quick links

More links

Other related links
Facebook symbol

Search this site


New Forest seasonal highlights
July
Silver-washed fritillary butterflies brighten many woodland rides.
Bird song subsides as the annual moult begins and old worn feathers are cast off and new replacements grown.
Wild gladiolus plants bloom. (In the UK, this species is found only in the New Forest).
Dragonflies and Damselflies take to the wing in ever increasing numbers.

August
Heather blossom produces huge swathes of heathland colour, adding to the pinks and purples of earlier flowering cross-leaved heath and bell heather.
Fallow, red and sika deer antlers, when fully grown, are cleaned of velvet in preparation for the autumn rut.
New Forest pony drifts - the annual round-ups - begin.
New Forest ponies
New Forest ponies in the road
New Forest ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene and an important element of the local economy. But 65 were killed and 18 injured on the roads in 2012. Always take care, then, when driving.
New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
July 2014
Friday 4th - Lyndhurst Health Walk: take a gentle stroll with a friendly group of like-minded people.
Friday 11th - Strawberries and Steam evening at Exbury Gardens.
Sunday 13th - Antiques Fayre at Burley Village Hall.
Saturday 26th - Lady Cynthia's Fleamarket at Lyndhurst Community Centre.

August 2014
Tuesday 5th - Easy Access Forest Safari. Have fun whilst discovering the New Forest.
Wednesday 6th - Deer Watch with the Countryside Education Trust.
Sunday 10th - Antiques Fayre at Burley Village Hall.
Saturday 16th - 'Discover your National Park Day' at the New Forest Centre.
Wednesday 20th - Go wild at the New Forest Reptile Centre.
View the full 'What's on' programme.
All content produced by Andrew Walmsley