History & culture news
Published on Thursday 2 March 2017
A high-tech approach which identified over 3,000 historical sites in the New Forest has been judged the UK’s number one archaeological innovation of the last half century.
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.
Published on Friday 18 December 2015
England’s largest environmental improvement scheme has reached its halfway point, after five years of impressive achievements in the New Forest.
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.
Published on Friday 16 October 2015
Volunteers with a fascination for the New Forest’s history are being sought to help uncover details of war-time activity a hundred years ago.
Published on Monday 29 June 2015
Pilot an underwater vehicle, handle historical artefacts and discover high-tech archaeological gadgets at a free family history event this summer.
Published on Wednesday 24 June 2015
Newspapers written at a German prisoner of war camp in the New Forest are being translated for the first time thanks to a new crowdsourcing website.
Published on Wednesday 4 March 2015
On 12 March 1928, World War I flying ace Flight Lieutenant Samuel ‘Kink’ Kinkead took off in a seaplane from RAF Calshot in the New Forest.
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.
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.
Published on Wednesday 5 November 2014
The New Forest’s role in treating thousands of First World War troops at ‘Tin Town’ will be remembered on Armistice Day with the launch of a new historical project.
Published on Monday 27 October 2014
Long-forgotten gravestones and monuments in burial grounds are set for a new lease of life, and New Forest residents can help by identifying those most in need of conservation.
Published on Thursday 10 April 2014
A full Verderers Court of about 80 people heard how the New Forest Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) Scheme had made great progress, at its Annual General Meeting.
Published on Friday 1 November 2013
Veterans, families and volunteers who have shed light on the New Forest’s wartime past have been celebrated at a special event.
Published on Wednesday 25 September 2013
Ancient secrets of the New Forest have been revealed thanks to high-tech images beamed back by lasers from aircraft.
Published on Thursday 27 June 2013
Historian Dan Snow has opened a new exhibit telling the people’s story of how the New Forest was turned into a military camp during World War II.
Published on Friday 3 May 2013
A record number of people visited a World War II exhibition which shed new light on the New Forest’s pivotal role during the war.
Published on Tuesday 26 March 2013
A veteran pilot and a singer who entertained the troops during World War II have helped launch a special exhibition, shedding new light on the New Forest’s pivotal role during the war.
Published on Wednesday 20 March 2013
Details of a secret visit by Her Majesty The Queen’s father to inspect hundreds of D-Day landing craft in the New Forest have been revealed for the first time thanks to a WWII project.
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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