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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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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.
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New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
September 2019
Up to Sunday 15th - Exbury Gardens, Look Twice Artists' Exhibition, 10.00am - 5.00pm.
Sunday, 8th - Lyndhurst Community Centre, Royal British Legion Band Concert, 3.00pm.
Friday, 13th - Verderers' Hall Open Day, Lyndhurst, 11.00am - 3.00pm.
Sunday, 29th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, The Rhythm Tea Dance, 2.00pm - 6.00pm.

October 2019
Throughout the month - St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Lymington, Neo-Romantic Art: the McDowall Collection.
Saturday, 5th - New Forest Heritage Centre, Lyndhurst, Hedgerow Berries and Winter ills, 10.30am - 3.00pm. Advanced booking is essential.
Saturday 26th - Burley Village Hall, Craft Fayre, 10.30am - 5.00pm.

For further details, view the full New Forest What's on programme.
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.
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 before the bucks leave the does and eventually re-form their own male-only 'buck herds'.
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley