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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 appears to be a number of 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 titled 'The Tree House, Burley, New Forest'
Burley - an early 20th century postcard
described simply as 'The Tree House, Burley, New Forest'
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New Forest seasonal highlights
January
Honeysuckle, an early harbinger of spring, shows signs of new growth.
Bird sounds - great tit calls and mistle thrush song, for example - are increasingly heard as the days lengthen.
Foxes breed during the early months of the year. Their presence is betrayed by barks after darkness falls.


February
Great grey shrikes hunt over heathland from tree-top vantage points and other perches.
Grey squirrels are often best seen in winter when deciduous trees are devoid of leaves.
Red Admirals and other butterflies that over-winter as adults may be on the wing on warm, bright days.
Roe deer
antlers continue to develop - they are cast and re-grown annually.
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 in 2012, for example, 65 were killed and 18 injured on the roads.
Always take care when driving
New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
January 2016
Thursday, 7th - Lyndhurst Community Centre, Paraphernalia Fair, 10.00 - 4.00pm.
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th - New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, Digi Arc Weekend, 10.00am - 3.00pm.
Thursday, 28th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Phil Beer - one of the UK's top folk musicians - in concert, 7.30pm - 11.00pm.

February 2016
Wednesday, 10th - New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, Coppicing and Conservation in Pondhead Inclosure, a talk with Dave Dibden, 2pm - 4pm (Refreshments from 2pm, talk at 2.30pm). Booking required.
Friday, 12th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Film Night - The Martian (12A), 7.30pm - 10.30pm.
Saturday, 6th February to Sunday, 1st May - New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst, Special exhibition: The New Forest Remembers - WWI, 10.00am - 4.00pm daily.
View the full 'What's on' programme.
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley