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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
November
Sika deer continue to engage in rutting behaviour, and will do so until December.
Pigs seek out the remains of the acorn crop.
Beech leaves are transformed into a magnificent mosaic of glorious reds and golds. Other deciduous trees, too, take on an autumnal cloak before their leaves fall.
Dragonflies can occasionally be seen on the wing on bright days early in the month.


December
Foxglove leaves survive the winter at ground level, and offer the prospect of colourful summer blooms to come.
Redwings and fieldfares, autumn and winter visitors, gorge on haws and holly berries.
Great grey shrikes and hen harriers hunt over the heaths and other open spaces.
Honeysuckle by the end of the month often shows welcome signs of new growth.
New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
November 2019
Wednesday, 6th - Lyndhurst Community Centre, Overweight or Underweight? Managing extremes of weight in horses and ponies, 7.30pm.
Saturday, 9th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Children's Panto - Dick Whittington, 2.00pm - 3.15pm.
Wednesday, 13th - Verderers Hall open morning, Lyndhurst, 10.00am - 12noon.
Right the way through to Sunday, 5th January - New Forest Heritage Centre, Lyndhurst, Exhibition - Marine Paintings of the New Forest, 10.00am - 4.00pm.

December 2019
Sunday, 1st - Burley Village Hall, Craft Fayre, 10.30am to 5.00pm.
Saturday, 7th - Lyndhurst Christmas Fun Day, 10.00am - 4.00pm.
Sunday 8th - Brockenhurst Village Hall, Star in the Jar, 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

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