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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
May
Bluebells and other wild flowers brighten the woods, usually in relatively small numbers.
Bird song can be heard throughout the day but is at its loudest at dawn and, to a lesser extent, dusk.
Foals are born in increasing numbers and can be seen beside ever-attentive mares.
Dragonflies are more frequently observed on the wing as spring progresses.

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.
New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
May 2019
Saturday, 4th - Lyndhurst Community Centre, Craft, Gift and Produce Fair, 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Friday, 10th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Film night, Bohemian Rhapsody (12A), 7.00pm - 10.30pm.
Wednesday, 22nd - New Forest Heritage Centre, Lyndhurst, A Forester's Career - an evening with Harry Oram, 7.00pm - 9.30pm.
Saturday, 25th - Burley Village Hall, Songbirds concert.

June 2019
Sunday, 2nd - Lymington Open Gardens, various locations, 2.00pm - 6.00pm.
Friday, 7th - Lyndhurst, Verderers' Hall Open Day, 11.00am - 3.00pm.
Friday, 21st - Exbury Gardens, The Secret Garden - open air performance, 7.00pm.

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