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150th Anniversary programme

Celebrate with us!

Pre-booking is required for all events as places are limited.
Joining details will be provided to all those who book places.
Events are for Friends of the New Forest members unless shown otherwise.
Members may bring one guest to the starred events *

Please bring your friends and family to all other events.

Tuesday 24th January 7.30 pm

THE NEW FOREST – A FOOT IN THE PAST, AND AN EYE TO THE FUTURE

Linden Hall, Lyndhurst Community Centre
FREE with donations box. ALL WELCOME.
An evening all about where the New Forest is going and the challenges before us today, starting with a thought-provoking talk by Clive Chatters, Chairman of the New Forest Consultative Panel, with responses from Alison Barnes, Chief Executive of the New Forest National Park Authority, and Bruce Rothnie, Deputy Surveyor for the New Forest, Forestry Commission. Then time for audience debate.
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Friday 17th February 12 noon

*ANNIVERSARY LUNCH AT MJs RESTAURANT, BROCKENHURST COLLEGE

£16
A splendid leisurely lunch with good menu choices, prepared and served by the talented students on the Hospitality and Catering course at the College. This is fine dining at an amazingly low cost – just £16 per person, drinks extra.
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Wednesday 8th March 10.00 am

* VISIT TO VERDERERS COURT AND LYNDHURST CHURCH

Verderers Court, Lyndhurst
FREE
A visit to the Verderers Court with a talk about the work of the Agisters by Head Agister Jonathan Gerelli, and a tour led by Angela Trend of the Church of St Michael and all Angels, Lyndhurst, including a fresco by Frederick Leighton and stained glass windows by William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones and Charles Kempe.
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Saturday 22nd April 10.00 am

NEW FOREST ASSOCIATION AGM AND MEMBERS’ EVENT

Minstead Village Hall
ALL WELCOME

On the 150th anniversary of our organisation, this AGM will be a special event celebrating our work then and now, to be followed by a light buffet lunch. The bar will be open. Details nearer the time.


Thursday 4th May 6.00 pm

* ARCHAEOLOGY IN SLODEN INCLOSURE WALK

Sloden Inclosure near Fritham
FREE
A walk led by Anthony Pasmore, Chairman of the New Forest History and Archaeology Group, and author of ‘New Forest Notes’ in the Advertiser and Times. Walk length about 1½ miles, duration about 1½ hours. Sorry, no dogs.
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Friday 12th May 11.00 am

* CARING FOR PONDHEAD INCLOSURE WALK

Pondhead Inclosure near Lyndhurst
FREE
A walk led by a member of the Pondhead Conservation Group to explain the history and current clearance and coppicing work going on in Pondhead Inclosure near Lyndhurst. Duration 1 – 1½ hours. Dogs permitted.
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Sunday 18th June  2.00-5.00pm

‘SECRET’ GARDEN PICNIC

Near Beaulieu
FREE with donations box
MEMBERS ONLY BUT BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
The venue is a beautiful large private garden on the edge of Beaulieu with formal and informal areas, lawns, shrubs, a lake and much to please any garden-lover. Limited wheelchair access to part of the garden. But in addition there is a miniature two-to-three track model railway all the way round a former sunken tennis court, with its own people-sized signal box and sound effects. Bring your own picnic food and drink and picnic rugs/garden chairs. Parking will be a short walk away. An afternoon not to be missed for you and your family and friends whether you like gardens or model trains – or of course both!
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST


Saturday 10th June 10 am

* NEEDS ORE WALK

Near Beaulieu
£3 on the day
A walk led by Graham Baker at Needs Ore Point, one of the most tranquil locations in the National Park, to enjoy sea air and to visit the several bird hides. Starts near St Leonards, close to Bucklers Hard. Distance about 3 miles, duration 3 hours, stout walking shoes, bring binoculars, water and lunch. Sorry, no dogs. Access charge of £3 to be paid in cash on the day – please bring correct money.
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Sunday 18th June

ROYDON WOODS WOODFAIR

Roydon Woods Nature Reserve, Sandy Down, Brockenhurst
We will be there with a stand promoting the Association under our Friends of the New Forest banner.
Volunteer to help on the stand if you can.


Saturday 17th June 2.30 pm

* PROVIDING LAND AND SMALLHOLDINGS FOR COMMONING – A WALK

Moyles Court / Rockford near Ringwood
FREE
A visit led by William Ziegler, New Forest Trust Chairman, and Jake White, Community Ranger for the National Trust Northern Commons, to the proposed development of a Commoners smallholding at Rockford Farm and the adjacent National Trust Common. Distance 2 – 2½ miles, duration 2 – 2½ hours. Dogs on leads at Rockford Farm.
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Sunday 16th July 11.00 am

* FROHAWK WALK

Near Brockenhurst
FREE
Frohawk Walk led by biologist and author Dr June Chatfield on the anniversary of the birth of Frederick Frohawk, English zoological artist and lepidopterist. He spent his first honeymoon in the New Forest. In 1996, his third daughter Valezina (named after a form of the silver-washed fritillary) inaugurated a commemorative sign marking the “Frohawk Ride” in the New Forest. During a distinguished career Dr June Chatfield was Curator of the Gilbert White Museum at Selborne for 10 years. Walk duration 2.5 hours. Sorry, no dogs. This walk will be cancelled if bad weather.
THIS EVENT HAD TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO GIPSY DRIVE-IN


25th, 26th and 27th July

NEW FOREST SHOW

The Showground, New Park, Brockenhurst
We will be there with a stand promoting the Association under our Friends of the New Forest banner.
Volunteer to help on the stand if you can.


Thursday 10th August from 6.00 to 8.00 pm

RECEPTION AND PRIVATE VIEW OF THE NEW FOREST OPEN ART EXHIBITION

New Forest Centre, Lyndhurst
FREE with donations box
MEMBERS ONLY BUT BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Reception and private view specially for members of the Friends of the New Forest. The exhibition comprises a display of shortlisted works from the New Forest Open Art Competition run in partnership by the New Forest National Park Authority and the New Forest Centre, with support from ExxonMobil at the Fawley Refinery.
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Thursday 7th September from 6.00- to 7.30 pm

RECEPTION AND PRIVATE VIEW OF EXHIBITION OF NEW FOREST BIRDS SCULPTURE BY GEOFFREY DASHWOOD

St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, New Street, Lymington
FREE with donations box
MEMBERS ONLY BUT BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Reception and private view at St Barbe’s post-refurbishment re-opening exhibition of photos by TV and radio wildlife presenter Chris Packham and bronze sculptures of birds by Geoffrey Dashwood whose work is exhibited and collected worldwide.
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Wednesday 4th October 10.30 am

* FUNGI WALK AT RANS WOOD

Rans Wood near Furzey Lane
FREE
A fungi walk led by Sara Cadbury of the British Mycological Society. Look at and learn all about the fungi of the New Forest from an expert, strolling in an area of mixed, mature, pasture woodland and grassy open spaces, with a stream and riverine wooded habitat. Sorry, no dogs. Walk length about 1 mile, duration 2 hours.
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Sunday 15th October 10.30 am

*GOLF DAY

Brokenhurst Golf Club
£50
A morning of golf for members and their friends at Brokenhurst Golf Club, Sway Road, Brockenhurst, a fine golf course in the heart of the New Forest. This is a 6,220 yard 18 hole course surrounded by wildlife and great landscape. Starts at 10.30 am, followed by a light lunch. Fee only £50 (reduced from the usual green fee of £75!). To book your places now, book online at our website or ring Sheila Ward on 01590 671205.
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Monday 13th November 7.30 pm

AN EVENING OF NEW FOREST FILMS WITH LORD MONTAGU

John Montagu Theatre, Beaulieu Motor Museum, Beaulieu
FREE with donations box
ALL WELCOME
An evening of films to be presented by Lord Montagu.
A pre-Christmas treat!
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