Fascinating history news

Archaeologists unearth ancient origins of New Forest town

buckland rings

Published on Monday 17 July 2017

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence of homes that housed some of the earliest inhabitants of a New Forest town.

Uncovering the medieval and pre-historic past of the New Forest

Denny dig

Published on Thursday 15 June 2017

Uncovering the medieval and pre-historic past of the New Forest in an excavation led by University of Winchester archaeologist.

Pioneering archaeologists up for national award

Mobile connectivity is vital for National Parks

Published on Tuesday 13 December 2016

A high-tech approach used to identify over 3,000 archaeological sites in the New Forest is one of the archaeological innovations of the last 50 years.

Occupants return to New Forest WWII prisoner of war camp after 70 years

world war two

Published on Thursday 10 November 2016

A former German prisoner of war and ex-prison official have returned to the site of their World War Two POW camp in the New Forest after seven decades.

Archaeological excavations to uncover New Forest’s medieval past

heritage, medieval

Published on Monday 13 June 2016

A new archaeological project is underway in the New Forest to enable a team from the University of Winchester to shed light on the medieval landscape of the National Park.

New Forest’s forgotten archaeology preserved

Lidar heritage mapping

Published on Thursday 28 April 2016

A cutting-edge project in the New Forest is succeeding in its quest to record and protect thousands of archaeological sites for the future.

New Zealand soldier’s diary offers glimpse of wartime New Forest


Published on Tuesday 26 April 2016

Newly uncovered photos and a diary of an injured New Zealand soldier are giving a personal insight into the role of the New Forest in World War I.

Revealing the vital role of the New Forest in the First World War

Lyndhurst camp c 1914

Published on Tuesday 2 February 2016

Fascinating stories about the role the New Forest played in the First World War are revealed in a new exhibition opening this weekend.

High-tech archaeology weekend for all ages


Published on Monday 11 January 2016

Join archaeologists and computer game specialists for an interactive weekend of gaming, history and cutting edge technology.

Landmark grant to secure New Forest’s future


Published on Monday 26 October 2015

A partnership scheme to conserve the New Forest’s unique heritage, landscape and wildlife for future generations has received £2.8m, thanks to National Lottery players.

Shedding light on the New Forest’s past


Published on Friday 18 September 2015

Budding archaeologists of all ages can learn about the New Forest’s fascinating past at a new interactive exhibition.

Shipwright School ready to welcome students

mary montagu

Published on Thursday 9 April 2015

A new replica timber frame 18th century shipwrights’ workshop at the historic shipbuilding village of Buckler’s Hard, on the banks of the Beaulieu River, has been handed over to the IBTC.

New Forest walks with a difference


Published on Tuesday 7 April 2015

Witchcraft, hill forts and the mysterious death of an English king are just some of the fascinating topics covered in a new set of New Forest walking routes.

Laser scanning brings ice house to life


Published on Thursday 29 January 2015

Eating an ice cream in the idyllic New Forest is a pleasure that many of us take for granted.

New Zealand families visit 'Tin Town' site for launch of World War I project

New forest remembers world war i launch

Published on Friday 14 November 2014

Families of New Zealand soldiers wounded in the First World War have visited the hospital site where they were treated in the New Forest.

Investigate the history on your doorstep

heritage on my doorstep

Published on Monday 6 October 2014

Anyone with an interest in history and a desire to discover more about their local area can unearth the secrets of their community’s past as part of an exciting new project.

Unearth the secrets behind your treasures at finds day

finds day

Published on Wednesday 13 August 2014

A finds identification day in the New Forest is offering people the chance to have their historical objects analysed by local archaeologists.

Get hands on with history


Published on Monday 7 July 2014

With a spitfire simulator, high-tech gadgets and the chance to handle historical artefacts, the New Forest Heritage Day is a unique chance to get hands on with history.

Secrets of the real ‘Dad’s Army’ revealed in World War II scrapbook

Home Guard, World War II

Published on Wednesday 26 March 2014

A scrapbook of top secret orders, letters and hand drawn maps by a war-time Home Guard commander has revealed rare insights into the real ‘Dad’s Army’ of the New Forest.

Scrap book by German prisoners discovered in the New Forest

Sketch of POW camp at Setley

Published on Wednesday 6 March 2013

A scrap book of sketches, poems and Christmas greetings by German prisoners of war has been unearthed in the New Forest thanks to a project run by the New Forest National Park Authority.

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