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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
March
Lesser celandine blooms illuminate woodlands, and heathland edges.
Fallow deer remain in single sex herds, the bucks at this time always separate from the does.
Curlews return from the coast to breed in and around the New Forest's wetter areas.

Red admiral butterflies are increasingly seen on bright, sunny days.

April
Redstarts are amongst the first returning long-distance migrant birds that arrive in April.
Large red damselflies take to the wing, the first of many such species that will soon be seen in the New Forest.
Bluebells blossom, sometimes in good numbers in ungrazed woodlands.
Badger cubs first appear above ground towards the end of the month.
** New Forest ponies **
New Forest ponies in the road
Ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene, but during the first six months of 2018, 36 animals were killed or injured on Forest roads, compared with 26 in the same period in 2017, a shocking rise of 38%. And in the full year, 63 animals were killed on the roads compared to 56 in 2017.
** Always take care when driving **
New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
March 2019
Saturday, 2nd - Lyndhurst Community Centre, Book Fair, 10.00 - 4.00pm.
Wednesday, 6th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, John Adams concert, 7.00pm - 10.00pm.
Saturday, 23rd - St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, Welcome Spring, 2.30pm - 4.00pm.
Sunday, 24th - Lyndhurst Community Centre, Holistic Health and Vegan Fair, 11.00am - 4.00pm.

April 2019
Sunday, 7th April to Wednesday, 29th May - Exbury Gardens, Four Seasons Art Exhibition, 10.00am - 5.30pm.
Friday, 12th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Film night, The Wife (15), 7.00pm - 10.30pm.
Saturday, 20th and Sunday, 21st - Burley Village Hall, Craft Fayre, 10.30am - 5.00pm.

For further details, view the full New Forest What's on programme.
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley