Notice of Election
Election of Verderers Of the New Forest
Nomination papers must be delivered not later than noon on the 6th day of November
We hope you will read the short article below, written by Councillor Angela Trend, which gives a local flavour to one of the reasons why we look back to the 1914-18 World War and to the various activities that will go on throughout the country in November this year to commemorate the end of this awful time in our history.
LEST WE FORGET
Lyndhurst was packed. Not with tourists like today but soldiers preparing for war.
Every hotel and guest house room, every spare room in homes was taken to billet the men.
Around Lyndhurst all green spaces, forest land and fields were crammed with tents. Stables, sheds and outhouses were stables for the horses.
15,000 men, most between 18 and 21, lined up to march the 12 miles from the Bench to Southampton docks.
There were still men waiting to leave Lyndhurst while the first soldiers were embarking for France, the Somme, the Front.
One week later only 2,300 of these 15,000 men, known as ‘the Immortal Seventh Division’ were still alive.
Nearly 13,000 had died.
Many more were badly injured. These young men had spent their last night here in Lyndhurst.
They were all someone’s son, father, brother, husband, uncle, cousin, workmate, neighbour or school friend.
Our local heroes are remembered at public memorials at the Bench and the Emery Down Lych Gate.
November 11, 2018 commemorates the end of this, The First World War.
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM
Below is a photograph of the seat we would like to purchase. It is made by David Ogilvie and their website is www.david.ogilvie.com This seat is the Armed Forces memorial seat.
About Lyndhurst and the Parish Council
We are a vibrant and approachable Parish Council situated in the "capital" of the New Forest - one of the most beautiful parts of United Kingdom.
The village of Lyndhurst has excellent shopping facilities that cater for day to day needs as well as the frequent tourists who visit the region.
For the sporting enthusiast, there is an 18-hole golf course and we are surrounded by miles of open forest land for the peaceful enjoyment of walkers, horse riders and cyclists (Countryside Codes permitting).
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Beat Surgeries in October
Please come and meet us, we will be at
The Trusty Servant in Minstead on Saturday 20 October at 11am.
St Michael and All Angels Church in Lyndhurst on Sunday 21 October at 10.30am.
Colbury Parish Church on Deer Leap Lane on Sunday 21 October at 11.30am.