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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
May
Bluebells and other wild flowers brighten the woods, usually in relatively small numbers.
Bird song can be heard throughout the day but is at its loudest at dawn and, to a lesser extent, dusk.
Foals are born in increasing numbers and can be seen beside ever-attentive mares.
Dragonflies are more frequently observed on the wing as spring progresses.

June
Badgers can now often be watched above ground well before darkness falls.
Deer - fallow, red, roe and sika deer are all present - give birth, although the youngsters are unlikely to be noticed until July.
Heath spotted-orchids add delicate pink colour to many of the heaths.
Hobbies, dashing birds of prey, can often be seen aloft, hawking for insects.
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 when driving
New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
May 2015
Wednesday 6th - New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst; Deer of the British Isles; Stan Kemish - evening talk, pre-booking required.
Monday 11th - Burley Village Hall, film night, 7.30pm.
Saturday 16th - Fanfare for Spring: Ringwood International Festival of Street Performance Art, 11.00am - late afternoon.
Saturday 23rd - Exbury Gardens, Azalea Amble, 2 hour tour commences at 10.00am, pre-booking essential.

June 2015
Wednesday 3rd - Beaulieu Road, A Walk with Four-legged Architects, Forestry Commission led, 10.00am - 2.30pm, booking required.
Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th - Countryside Education Trust, Beaulieu; Little Owls - parents and toddlers club.
Friday 12th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Film night, Testament of Youth, 7.00pm for 7.30pm.
View the full 'What's on' programme.
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley