Help capture memories of New Forest’s bygone era

Published Tuesday 16 January 2007

‘The Image Project’, part-funded by the New Forest National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund, needs your help.

If you have any old photographs, slides, negatives, glass plates or digital files of the New Forest, ‘The Image Project’ wants to hear from you.

Its aim is to create an on-line picture library full of rare, historic and interesting images which have been loaned or donated by the local community. The library will be available free for schools and educational groups.

Claire Gingell, Sustainable Development Fund Officer, said: ‘Since the Authority launched the Fund we’ve funded a cross-section of projects aimed at promoting sustainability in the local community.

‘We want to make ‘The Image Project’ project a success and are asking people to dig out any old photos to promote and celebrate the history and people that have shaped the National Park.’

Since the Sustainable Development Fund was launched in April 2006, £226,000 has been allocated to projects furthering either of the Park’s two main purposes: to conserve and enhance the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Park and to promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the Park’s special qualities by the public.

For more information on where to send your photos and about ‘The ‘Image Project’ contact John James on 01590 611288 or visit

If you have an idea for the Sustainable Development Fund, contact Claire on 01590 646664 or email her at


Media Contact:
Karen Evans, Communications Officer, New Forest National Park Authority
Tel: 01590 646650

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