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Lyndhurst in old pictures - carnivals and parades in the early 20th century

Here is a selection of old pictures showing the residents of Lyndhurst enjoying street carnivals and parades in the heady days before the First World War: many of the participants would not survive the terrible slaughter of that dreadful conflict.

Lyndhurst carnival in 1910, probably photographed from an upstairs room at the Fox and Hounds
Lyndhurst carnival in 1910,
probably photographed from an upstairs room at the Fox and Hounds
Another image showing Lyndhurst carnival in 1910. (The shop opposite advertises the wares of A.H. Cheeseman, Florist, Greengrocer, Fruiterer, Landscape and Jobbing Gardener - a busy man)!
Another image showing Lyndhurst carnival in 1910.
(The shop opposite advertises the wares of A.H. Cheeseman, Florist,
Greengrocer, Fruiterer, Landscape and Jobbing Gardener - a busy man)!
Lyndhurst - the 1912 carnival. (To the right of the picture, E. Howells advertises luncheons and teas, whilst across the road, the Volunteer Arms announces 'W.B. Mew Langton and Co - Fine Ales and Stout - the Volunteer ceased to trade in the early 1980s. Next door, a little farther down, is a printers)
Lyndhurst - the 1912 carnival.
(To the right of the picture, E. Howells advertises luncheons and teas,
whilst across the road, the Volunteer Arms announces 'W.B. Mew Langton
and Co - Fine Ales and Stout - the Volunteer ceased to trade in the early 1980s.
Next door, a little farther down, is a printers)
Lyndhurst - a 1905 parade at Swan Green. (The text on the banner begins with the words 'We only ask for justice')
Lyndhurst - a 1905 parade at Swan Green.
(The text on the banner begins with the words 'We only ask for justice')
A Sunday parade in 1911 near Swan Green. (The centre banner is headed 'King Rufus shot 2nd August 1100', so presumbly the parade celebrated, at least in part, New Forest history)
A Sunday parade in 1911 near Swan Green.
(The centre banner is headed 'King Rufus shot 2nd August 1100', so
presumbly the parade celebrated, at least in part, New Forest history)
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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 seasonal highlights
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.
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.
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley