Meetings are held at 7.15 pm on the last Friday of the winter months (except December) in the Fuller Hall of the Lymington Community Centre.

Visitors are always welcome.

Refreshments are served from 6.45 and we look forward to seeing you!


October 27thRobert Amis: Beaulieu Abbey 1269 – 70.

Not just an Abbey but a 1,200 tonne agribusiness with 7,000 livestock. How did the 85 monks live and what about the hundreds of men and women who really did the work? 


November 24thAnnual Meeting followed by Nick Saunders: Brusher Mills.

Harry ‘Brusher Mills’ 1840 –1905 was known as the Snake Catcher of the New Forest. He was one of the Forest’s legendary characters.



January 26thDr Will Ward: Home Guard Auxiliary Units in the New Forest.

Sometimes known as ‘Churchill’s secret army’, during the second world war they were a sabotage unit set up in case of Nazi invasion. 


February 23rdDr Cheryl Butler: Strangers & Aliens. 

Concerns about immigration are not new! Locals complained about foreign workers taking away trade. Italians, French, Dutch and Huguenots all settled in Southampton. Moors, Hungarians and Native American Indians also trod the streets.


March 22ndPauline Shirley: Lymington’s secret Courtyards and Alleyways.

Starting with a brief history of the town, we will be taken into the alleyways and courtyards of old Lymington where quirky remains of past history are still to be found.

Previous talks can be viewed here