NEW FOREST HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP

New Forest Notes 2002

 

December 2002 - Picket Post past and present; Cattle marking; Orienteering; A century of killing.

 

 November 2002 - Realising Lyndhurst's dream of an outer bypass; Wartime forest photos; Two deputy Surveyors.

 

October 2002 - Resolving the Forest's

recreation disputes; Access plans fiasco; A curious land exchange;.

 

September 2002 - Opening up the Forest's private heaths; Agister's accident; The dying hollies; Weakening protection of the national parks.

 

August 2002 - Cutting the Verderers' income; Restoring the Inclosures; National Trust conservation Grazing Scheme; Park inquiry duration and scope.

 

July 2002 - Strategy for the New Forest; Protecting the Forest's past; 377 Park representations.

 

 

New Forest Notes 2001

 

December 2001 - Richardson, King and Driver's New Forest Map; Blocked trackways; Pony condition; National Park announcement.

 

November 2001 - Helping the Forest to recover; Rifle ranges; Pannage off and pannage on again; Earth on the move.

 

October 2001 - The legacy of foot and mouth disease; The Management Plan 2001-2006; District Councils and the National Park; Cow marking.

 

September 2001 - National Park consultation; Long sleep of a Lyndhurst resident; Blocking a loophole in the Forest’s protection; Drifts.

 

August 2001 - Danger in New Forest camp sites; CROW Act to control horse riders?; Water company’s achievements.

 

July 2001 - The ultimate New Forest book; Dogs; The plastic Forest.

 

June 2001 - Dogs and the Right to Roam; Secret graves; Forest seats and a golf course.

 

May 2001 - Reopening the Forest to recreation; The plight of local horseowners; The shape of the National Park; Beaulieu Road Saleyard.

 

April 2001 - Foot & Mouth and the Forest; A tale of Foot & Mouth in the 1890s; Antique maps of the New Forest; The returning goblet.

 

March 2001 - The dream of a larger New Forest; New light on Scots pines.

 

February 2001 - Nonsense at Ashley Lodge; What to do about stallions; Auction of Forest history.

 

January 2001 - Fudging the National Park question; The Forestry Commission & the Verderers; Animal condition; Erosion restoration.

New Forest Notes 2000

 

December 2000 - New Verderers – old problems; Marking Fees; Estovers; Verderer for five days.

 

November 2000 - Teaching the commoners about National Parks; Holmsley Crossing Cottage and common rights; Verderers’ election.

 

October 2000 - The roots of Forest evil; New Park Camp; Road widening by stealth; Heywood Sumner exhibition.

 

September 2000 - The future of Forest recreation; Parish councils to represent the commoners?; Yernagates Nap.

 

August 2000 - Messages from the National Parks; Is a wagon ride a “facility”; Running the Verderers’ Court; Forest speed limit.

 

July 2000 - The Park and the New Forest Show; Charging Forest exhibitors at the Show; Verderers’ election – register at the show; New Forest Committee report 1999-2000.

 

June 2000 - Forest Design Plan Forum; Verderers’ decision of draghunting; A curious Spring.

 

May 2000 - Verderers and the subsidy problem; The 1960s Forest in colour; Countryside & Rights of Way bill.

 

April 2000 - New grazing controls for common land; New draghunting proposals; The market for ponies; The commoners and the Countryside Agency.

 

March 2000 - New recreation facilities for the Forest; Aircraft beacons; Alice in the National Park; Old woods saved.

 

February 2000 - Draghunting and the Park; The Verderers & the Park; Car park problems; Mobile phone masts.

 

January 2000 - Grim secrets of Newlands Plantation; Wrecking of Forest rides; Commoners and the National Park; Life III.

 

New Forest Notes 1999

 

December 1999 - Centenary publication of a forgotten manuscript; New Forest Association Park meeting; Verderers’ website; Draghunting review.

 

November 1999 - Preparing to oppose the National Park; Bombing the New Forest Museum; Foreman Durnford and the Monkey Puzzle tree.

 

October 1999 - Drag hunting versus the foxhounds; Cycle network review; Urban seats.

 

September 1999 - Verderers’ money problems; Forest design plans; Verderers’ byelaws.

 

August 1999 - Planning for life after the hunt; Alderhill Bridge; New life for “East Boldre”; Mire restoration bogged down; New Forest Association website.

 

July 1999 - Publicity for the Verderers; “Outrageous behaviour” over Forest seminar; Silence at Holly Hatch.

 

June 1999 - Return of the concrete crushers; Creating a miniature New Forest; Deer problems.

 

May 1999 - How a National Park would work; The consequences of establishing the New Forest Park.

 

April 1999 - Burley developments past and present; The price of propaganda; Restoring a forgotten landscape.

 

March 1999 - Will Verderers now support the National Park?; The internet forest; Verderers’ inclosures.

 

February 1999 - ADAS report on marketing Forest livestock; Mire restoration; Gobbledygook.

 

January 1999 - Clearing the Forest’s exotic trees; Bridge problems; New Forest Museum.

 

 

New Forest Notes 1998

 

December 1998 - New Forest stakeholder conference; Commoners Defence Association; Mandate settlement.

 

November 1998 - Bechstein’s Minister; The new Official Verderer; Heather bales in Bishop’s Dyke.

 

October 1998 - Violation of an Iron Age visit; An uncertain Autumn; Mobile phones.

 

September 1998 - Return of the camp shop dispute; Bombs; Dio; Special Verderers’ Court.

 

August 1998 - Collapse of the Minister’s Mandate; Saving Thompson’s Castle; Linwood cycle problems.

 

July 1998 - Memoirs of a Victorian Deputy Surveyor; Owning the common; Selling former Forest land.

 

June 1998 - New legislation for the Forest; Forest design plans; Europe’s Forest investigation.

 

May 1998 - Jean Cobb’s New Forest battle; The Holmsley Ridge dilemma.

 

April 1998 - Forest pony and cattle numbers; New Forest Committee proposals; The silent motorway?

 

March 1998 - Is same as April 1998

 

February 1998 - Preparing for the Park battle; Ogdens Purlieu; More cycle pressure.

 

January 1998 - Return of the National Park; Collapse of the pony market; End of an era.

 

New Forest Notes 1997

 

December 1997 - Additional public meetings for Verderers; Departing Deputy Surveyor; Decline of the camp shops; Inclosure management agreement.

 

November 1997 - Verderers’ election; Colin Tubbs; Maladministration at Balmer Lawn.

 

October 1997 - Commerce in the Forest; Parking curtailed; Grazing licences; Life money; Turf Hill; E. Coli 0157.

 

September 1997 - Forest hunting to continue; Pony collars; Ragwort; Forest maps.

 

August 1997 - Five million pound Forest overhaul; Hunting; Chalk; Aerial update.

 

July 1997 - Remote areas mirage; Another aerial; The Forest at the Show.

 

June 1997 - Peace in the New Forest Association; New Forest books; Brown signs.

 

May 1997 - Colt-hunting under pressure; The Walter Copse ram; Purlieus; Brand deposits.

 

April 1997 - The Forest and the General Election; Life money; Turf Hill; E. Coli 0157

 

March 1997 - Forest parking charges; A forgotten landscape; Rams.

 

February 1997 - The New Forest Association; The water wizard; Pony killers?

 

January 1997 - Animal welfare politics; A watery grave; Forest of signs.

 

New Forest Notes 1996

 

December 1996 - Animal welfare politics; A watery grave; Forest of signs.

 

November 1996 - One more Agister; European control of the Forest; Verderers’ records.

 

October 1996 - The Queen’s Forest; The Bedlam Forest; Dying heathland.

 

September 1996 - Verderers’ accounts for 1995; Raining hay; (then a lodge topic?)

 

August 1996 - Forest pony brands and the Atlas of Rights.

 

July 1996 - The Forest’s ancient history; Eighteen million visits; Plantation negotiations.

 

June 1996 - Dead and buried; BSE and the New Forest; Europe in the New Forest; The urban park.

 

May 1996 - Character trees versus timber production; Litter; Managing the ancient woods (small portion missing, needs transcribing).

 

April 1996 - Mountain bikers’ Forest victory; Strangles in New Forest ponies; The degenerating commons.

 

March 1996 - Closing the Mark Ash road; Forest car park charges; Acorn deaths – see March 95.

 

February 1996 - Houses for commoners; Pony passports; A31 vandalism; Hardwood fellings.

 

January 1996 - Mountain bike settlement; The Queen’s fortress; The Verderers’ Office

 

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