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Lymington in old pictures

Here is a selection of old pictures showing Lymington as it was in days-gone-by. As can be seen, the images of the High Street vividly illustrate that relatively little of real substance has changed although, inevitably, motor traffic can be seen to be increasingly present.

And of course, steam trains no longer regularly bring passengers to Lymington nor does the paddle steamer shown in the early 20th century view of the bridge and town.

Lymington - the High Street seen in the early years of the 20th century
Lymington - the High Street seen in the early years of the 20th century
Lymington - the High Street, again seen in the early years of the 20th century
Lymington - the High Street, again seen in the early years of the 20th century
Lymington -  another quite early view of the High Street
Lymington - another quite early view of the High Street
Lymington - the High Street, perhaps in the 1920s
Lymington - the High Street, perhaps in the 1920s
Lymington - the hustle and bustle of the High Street, perhaps in the late 1940s
Lymington - the hustle and bustle of the High Street, perhaps in the late 1940s
Lymington: Quay Street - amidst the signs advertising Hovis and Lyon's Tea is another pointing the way to the Sea Baths and warning of danger
Lymington: Quay Street - amidst the signs advertising Hovis and Lyon's Tea
is another pointing the way to the Sea Baths and warning of danger
Lymington -  the bridge and town in the 1890s
Lymington - the bridge and town in the 1890s
Lymington - another view of the bridge and town, this from an early 20th century postcard
Lymington - another view of the bridge and town,
this from an early 20th century postcard
Lymington -  a steam train pulls into Lymington Pier station
Lymington - a steam train pulls into Lymington Pier station
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New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
June 2019
Friday, 7th - Lyndhurst, Verderers' Hall Open Day, 11.00am - 3.00pm.
Friday, 21st - Exbury Gardens, The Secret Garden - open air performance, 7.00pm.
New Forest Gardens open to the public in 2019 through the National Garden Scheme

July 2019
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 4th, 5th and 6th - Burley Village Hall, Burley Players' summer production (Amateur Dramatics), 7.30pm.
Friday, 12th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Film night, Wild Rose (15), 7.00pm - 10.30pm.
Wednesday, 24th - New Forest Reptile Centre, Wild Wednesday, 10.30am - 3.30pm. (Forestry Commission event).

For further details, view the full New Forest What's on programme.
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June
Badgers can now often be watched above ground well before darkness falls.
Deer - fallow, red, roe, sika and muntjac 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.

July
Silver-washed fritillary butterflies brighten many woodland rides.
Bird song subsides as the annual moult begins, 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.
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley