Lyndhurst High Street

Top   photo   taken   in   1913   and   below   2017.   Not   much   has   changed   in   all that time apart from the transportation. For   more   information   on   Lyndhurst   and   other   New   Forest   villages   click here. Thanks   to   Pete   for   standing   in   the   middle   of   the   high   street   in   order   to take the perfect present day photograph

Brockenhurst Splash

Top   photo   date   unknown   but   if   you   think   that   you   might   know   please contact   us.   Middle   photo   taken   in   1930   and   bottom   photo   is   present day. As   with   Lyndhurst   not   much   has   changed   in   all   that   time   apart   from   the transportation and an extra house. For   more   information   on   Brockenhurst   and   other   New   Forest   villages click here.

New Milton

Station Road New Milton around 1930s above and 2016 below. New Milton is a market town in south west Hampshire, England. Situated on the edge of the New Forest, the town is about 6 miles (10 km) west of Lymington town centre and 12 miles (19 km) east of Bournemouth town centre. The town has a high street and holds a market every Wednesday.


Fordingbridge High Street  around 1960s above and 2017 below.

Breamore Station

Top photo taken in 1964 and below 2016. The old railway track is now a footpath. Breamore boarders onto the New Forest village of Wood Green. The main A338 from Salisbury to Ringwood runs through Breamore village. Turn off the A338 Salisbury Road and head towards Woodgreen. The old station can be found just a metres along on the right hand side.


Top photo, children pose for the camera outside the doctors' surgery date unknown. The older lady is standing outside what was the library. If you think that you might know the date that the photo was taken please contact us. Bottom photo 2017. Quite a few changes since the old photo was taken.

Beaulieu High Street

Top photo Beaulieu High Street 1920 and below 2017. Beaulieu   village   has   remained   largely   unspoilt   by   progress,   and   is   a favourite   tourist   stop   for   visitors   to   the   New   Forest,   and   also   for   birders seeking   local   specialities   like   the   Dartford   warbler,   European   honey buzzard and hobby. Unfortunately    modern    day    transport    has    ruined    a    view    that    hasn’t changed much since the 1920s.  


Holmsley station, top photo 1900s and middle photo, Holmsley station shortly after its closure in 1964 and present day Old Station Tea Rooms. The station was opened in 1847 as "Christchurch Road" by the Southampton and Dorchester Railway. Sited next to a bridge carrying the A35 road over the line, it was initially the nearest station for the towns of Christchurch and Bournemouth. Coaches served these places until the construction of direct lines, from firstly Ringwood and then Brockenhurst. The station's name was changed to Holmsley on 13th November 1862. The station fell under the control of the London and South Western Railway before becoming part of the Southern Railway in the 1923 railway grouping. The station closed in 1964, a casualty of the programme of closures advocated by the Beeching Report.

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