Meetings are held at 7.15 pm on the last Friday of the winter months (except December) in the Robert Hole Room of the Lymington Centre.
Visitors are always welcome.


September 27th

Mrs Micky Foster – ‘Women of Wilton’ In Wilton House’s long history, the women are as varied and interesting as the men. This talk will feature some of those who are otherwise overlooked.

October 25th

AGM followed by Pauline Shirley – ‘The Fullertons of Pennington

A wealthy and well-connected family who lived in Pennington in the late 19th and early 20th C and made a considerable contribution to village life: Mother’s Union, Soup Kitchen and the Women’s Institute.

November 29th

Chris Sanders – ‘Admiral Sir William Cornwallis’ 1744-1819 Milford and Lymington Historical Societies collaborated this year on the ‘Cornwallis Trail’ – Nelson’s ‘band of brothers’ that settled in the area. This is the story of a selection of them.



January 31st

Sylvia Crocker – ‘Squatters and Social Crime’ Migrants came to the New Forest in the 18th C and settled on waste land. In the 19th C this became a criminal act – the talk illustrates why they came and what happened to them.

February 28th

Dr Kath Walker — ‘The Christopher Tower Library’ The Library houses one of the most comprehensive collections of books, maps, reports and ephemera on the New Forest available to the public in a single location.

March 27th 

Catherine Glover – ‘Sir William Harcourt’s Fireside’ Lodges, Leases and Liberals in the late 19th C New Forest

Previous talks can be viewed here