Full Social Programme for Members for Autumn 2021 – Summer 2022 Announced by The Lymington Society. First event is fascinating Private View of this years major exhibition at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery – Unsettling Landscapes: The Art of the Eerie. See below to buy Tickets.

The Lymington Society is pleased to announce its new Social Programme of events for members starting in September 2021 and running through to the Summer Garden Party in June 2022. Following a year of meetings of on Zoom it’s a great pleasure to be able to re-commence actual physical events in person.

The first of these events is a very special event at St Barbe Museum where the Society is proud to be able to arrange for LymSoc Members to have a first look at the amazing new St Barbe exhibition entitled: Unsettling Landscapes: The Art of The Eerie. See here for details 

St Barbe describe the exhibition as follows “An exhibition exploring eerie representations of rural landscapes from the aftermath of the First World War to the present. In his essay for the catalogue Robert Macfarlane explains that the eerie ‘involves that form of fear which is felt first as unease then as dread, and it tends to be incited by glimpses and tremors rather than outright attack. Horror specialises in confrontation and aggression; the eerie in intimation and intimidation.”

The Private View which costs £5.00 to include refreshments, starts at 6.00 pm and takes place at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery at 6.00 pm on Tuesday the 28th of September. Tickets are available on the door or on Eventbrite. Click Here to buy tickets on Eventbrite

New Members. We are offering anyone joining the Society before the event or on the night, free entrance to the Private View.  New Members can buy a year’s Subscription on Eventbrite which will entitle you to a free entrance to the Private View.

To buy a year’s Subscription and get your free Ticket to this event , please click here and select Tickets followed by New Members Subscription. Once you have done this could you kindly click here Join The Society and fill in a membership form. In order to maintain your membership in future years please go to your online banking and complete a Standing Order form.

Full details are on our website www.lymsoc.co.uk or call Don Mackenzie on 07860 106120

Detail from Croft Castle by Blaze Cyan. St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery
Unsettling Landscapes: The Art of the Eerie

Tickets are available for the LymSoc Private View on the door or through ticket booking site Eventbrite Click Here

September 2021 Update for Members

The Lymington Society has published its latest Update Email for Members which was sent out to Members on the 16th of September. The full update can be seen here:

LymSoc Members’ Update September

The Update included as usual a message from our Chairman Clive Sutton, and news about the many current issues the Society has been involved in in the last year.

The Society was also very pleased to announce that following the end of lockdown restriction are resuming our Members’ Social Programme with a series of events starting with a Private View of this years major St Barbe Exhibition – Unsettling Landscapes: The Art of the Eerie. Full detail will follow on a further post.

Tickets are £5.00 for Members and can be bought on the door or on Eventbrite

Lymington Society Summer Garden Party to Go Ahead

6.00 pm Thursday 8th of July – East Grove – Grove Road – Lymington

The Lymington Society is pleased to announce that we will be holding our first real event in almost 18 months, namely the famous Lymington Society Summer Garden Party.

The Garden Party is going to take place by kind permission of Robin and Georgina Craufurd on Thursday the 8th of July at their beautiful Georgian house and garden at East Grove, Grove Road, Lymington.

Featuring Prosecco and Pimms and the usual delicious canapes produced by well known caterer Diana Morley, the party will start at 6.00 pm and we look forward to meeting Members in person for the first time since early last year.

Due to Covid restrictions, we will initially be only selling 30 tickets but hope to increase the numbers once the government’s decision on the 21st of June has been announced.

We will be selling the tickets on Eventbrite in line with Covid precautions, instead of taking cash on the door and the tickets will cost £10.00 with a small fee to the company to cover fees.

Please Click on this Link to buy Tickets. Summer Garden Party Tickets

The Eventbrite site will also keep a waiting list of people once we reach 30 ticket sales and will automatically advise Members once we increase the ticket numbers.

Do call me in you have any queries about this event.

Don Mackenzie. 07860 106120

Social Meetings now Online on Zoom

Reminder of Lymington Society Talk on Zoom this  Wednesday 17th March
Plus news of two more talk this Spring.A Message from the Lymington Society Dear Fellow LymSoc Members

A quick reminder that our second online talk on Zoom is on Wednesday the 17th  at 6.00 pm (Zoom open from 5.30 pm onwards) Details below.
Please also see details below of two further talks that we have arranged for later in the Spring which we hope that your will find interesting. Feel free to invite friends or colleagues who might enjoy the talk and may then wish to join the Society as members. 
As Editor of the new-style Email Updates, I would like to apologise that it has been longer than I had planned since the first update late last year.
I am pleased to report that the next issue is nearly finished and will be with you all soon.

Kind regards
Don Mackenzie
07860 106120Lymington Society Illustrated Talks Programme Spring 2021

“Darwin and the Voyages of HMS Beagle”Date Wednesday 17th March 6:00 pm via Zoom
(Zoom open from 5.30pm)
Speaker: James Taylor
Topic: “Darwin and the Voyage of HMS Beagle, 1831-1836″

James’ talk focuses on the family and influences upon Charles Darwin and Captain Robert FitzRoy, the commander of HMS Beagle, and their participation in the celebrated second voyage of the ship that has shaped our lives. It enabled Darwin to collect vital evidence for his ground-breaking publication 
On the Origin of Species.
FitzRoy paid for two artists, Augustus Earle and Conrad Martens, to paint the people and places encountered, and these images underpin the seafaring stories.
To join the  zoom meeting please use the following link.


Meeting ID: 455 346 2400
Passcode: LymSocTalk Lymington Society Illustrated Talks Programme Spring 2021

A Friends of Sir Harry Talk

“Command of the Seas: The Navy and the New Forest Against Napoleon”
A Friends of Sir Harry Talk

Date  Wednesday 14th April 6.00 pm via Zoom 
(Zoom open from 5.30pm)

Speaker:  Rosalyn Goulding of
St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery
Topic: “Command of the Seas:
The Navy and the New Forest Against Napoleon”

 Rosalyn’s talk explores Britain’s naval battles against Napoleon and the role played by the New Forest.Between 1793 and 1815, Britain was at war with revolutionary France. This talk explores some of the key naval engagements in the run up to the decisive victory at Trafalgar in 1805, as well as what life was like in the navy at the time. It focuses on the important contributions of three local admirals, Cornwallis, Peyton and Man, all of whom are buried at Milford churchyard. 
Donald Mackenzie is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Command of the Seas: The Navy and the New Forest Against Napoleon
Time: Apr 14, 2021 06:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 455 346 2400
Passcode: LymSocTalk
Lymington Society Illustrated Talks Programme Spring 2021

“Between Two Rivers”.
Date  Wednesday 12th May 6.00 pm via Zoom 
(Meeting open from 5.30pm)

Speaker:  Aimee Durnell of
“Aimee – The Artist and Printmaker”

Topic: “Between Two Rivers”‘Between Two Rivers’ is based on a journey I took as a local artist exploring the intriguing landscape between the Lymington and Beaulieu Rivers.  Discover the wildlife and the stories of these rivers as they wind across heaths and greenwood, through reedbeds and saltmarsh out into the Solent.’
Having worked on reserves as a forest ranger, I now live and work in the New Forest, painting and writing about both the landscape and its wildlife.  I have written three guidebooks to the New Forest and this talk is based on my most recent book.  
Donald Mackenzie is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Between Two Rivers with Aimee Durnell
Time: May 12, 2021 06:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 455 346 2400
Passcode: LymSocTalk

Lymington Society Shop Local Campaign relaunched for Christmas

The Society, with the Support of the Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce, has relaunched its “Shop Local – Save Shops”  campaign with the slogan – “Support Lymington This Christmas”

Commitee Member Pam Morrissey, who  came up with the idea of the Society launching a “Shop Local” initiative in the town, together with Town Mayor Anne Corbridge and Society Deputy Chair Don Mackenzie, were on hand in the High Street at the start of the campaign to unveil the first of four banners placed around the town.

We also had the support of the Lymington Times who kindly reported our campaign and in fact invited the Society to write the editorial for their Lymington Christmas Shopping supplement  

In addition, over 100 posters were distributed in local shops to help emphasise the “Think Before You Click” – “Support Lymington This Christmas” message.

The Society really hopes that as many residents as possible will take this the chance to “Shop Local” and support our retailers this Christmas. 

New Email Update now available online

The Executive Commitee of the Lymington Society has decided in view of the ongoing coronavirus situation and the further lockdown, that now is the time to move to using Email Updates as the main way of communicating with members. This will enable us to communicate more often with members, and will save considerable costs having to be paid out of member’s subscriptions.

We would be grateful if any members who have not sent us their email address, now do so, in order that we can send them this, and future updates

We have just completed our first edition of this Email Update and it will be winging its way to all LymSoc members soon.

The Email Update can also seen here. LymSoc Email Update – November 2020

Delayed AGM to be Held online on Microsoft Teams on Monday the 30th of November at 6.00pm

After much delay, when the Executive Commitee hoped a socially distanced AGM might be possible, the latest lockdown and the likelihood of continuing restrictions, make this impossible. The Society has therefore announced that the delayed AGM will be held on Microsoft Teams on Monday the 30th of November at 6.00 pm

We are using Microsoft Teams instead of Zoom as it allows for a longer meeting than the standard 40 minutes of Zoom. Revised documents for this delayed AGM can be accessed here: Click Here for AGM Documents

To attend the AGM please click on this link. Lymington Society AGM on Teams

Members who wish to join the meeting will need to download the Teams app can use the following links to download the Teams App before the meeting.
• Here is a link to get Teams for Windows PCs: Download Microsoft Teams
• Here is a link to get Teams on your IPad tablet: Download Microsoft Teams for IPad

The Waiting room for the meeting will be open from 5.30 pm to give people time to log on. We would suggest that you try the link a day or so before the meeting to make sure that your Teams software is working ok. If you have any problems getting the sotware to work do give Don Mackenzie a call on 01590 678087

If members wish to join us using their mobile phones, please search in the appropriate App Store for the link to download Microsoft Teams.

Shop Local – Save Jobs


The Lymington Society has launched an “I Love Lymington – Shop Local -Save Jobs” campaign to persuade local people to support retailers and businesses and reboot the local economy after the 3-month lockdown. This initiative is supported by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and we very much welcome their support.

The Shop Local – Save Jobs campaign will involve banners in the town and on the approaches to town, as well as posters and flyers being in shops and community facilities. Local people and retailers are invited to download the poster and display it in your shop windows to show support for this important initiative.

Contact Chamber of Commerce Members. In order to contact a member of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to enquire about a service they can offer, please click on this link:https://www.lymington.biz/member_list/

Lymington.com Business Directory. The Lymington.com website has a fantastic Directory of businesses in the Lymington area which can be searched by clicking on this link: https://www.lymington.com/business-dir

The Shop Local – Save Jobs banner is also available for download here