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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
September
Dragonflies and damselflies remain on the wing and so do butterflies, but in ever decreasing numbers.
Hen harriers and other autumn and winter visiting birds begin to arrive in the Forest.
Mysterious New Forest fungi - mushrooms and toadstools increasingly appear in the woods.
Red deer start to noisily rut as stags roar songs of love across favoured heaths.


October
Ancient, unenclosed woodlands and broad-leaved inclosures increasingly take on colourful autumnal hues.
Grey squirrels frantically seek out and store acorns for use during the cold days of winter.
Fallow deer boisterously rut for two or three weeks around the middle of the month.
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
September 2015
Saturday, 5th - Lyndhurst Community Centre, Hampshire Mineral and Fossil Show, 10.00am - 4.30pm.
Saturday, 12th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Vibrant Beer Festival, 1.30pm - 10.00pm.
Wednesday, 16th - The Bell Inn, Brook, near Cadnam; Wildlife Photography with Amy Lacey, ABIPP; 2.00pm - 5.00pm. More details.
Sunday, 27th - Wessex Cancer Trust, Scavenger Hunt. More details.

October 2015
Saturday, 3rd - Exbury Gardens, Amble through the Acers (followed by Lunch), 11.00am - 1.00pm. Pre-booking essential.
Sunday, 18th - Burley Village Hall, Craft Fayre, All day.
Saturday, 24th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Simon King OBE - Just Add Nature, 7.30pm - 10.00pm. Pre-booking essential.
View the full 'What's on' programme.
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley