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New Forest pictures from yesteryear - an introduction

The New Forest and surrounding area have for a great many years tempted talented artists and photographers to faithfully record details of local towns, villages, landscapes, sports and traditions; whilst the New Forest has also been a popular visitor destination for at least 150 years, stimulating the production of countless postcards to satisfy the demand for reminders of happy holidays.

Here, then, are some of the old pictures that tell stories of days-gone-by in this very special part of England.

Lyndhurst High Street - a very early 20th century view showing the High Street after a fall of snow
Lyndhurst High Street - a very early 20th century view
showing the High Street after a fall of snow

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Lyndhurst and Swan Green in old pictures
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** New Forest ponies **
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%.
** Always take care when driving **
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley
Content produced by Andrew Walmsley