June 7th 2017 Annual Society Garden Party
Mariners 15 Waterford Road Lymington
This year the Lymington Society were very grateful to David and Sandra Rule for
allowing us to us to use their beautiful gardens for our annual garden party
Members explored the picturesque garden enjoyed catering with prosecco, red and white wine, soft drinks and the usual delicious party snacks.
Visit to New Forest Fruit Farm 17th May
Six members met before the tour for a very pleasant lunch at The Turf Cutters Arms .
The tour was led by Vince who explained about the different methods used in production, and took members on a walk through the tunnels to see how extensive the area under cultivation is. A total of up to 500 workers from Poland Romania and Bulgaria help with the picking which takes place approximately nine months of the year.
Up to 80%of the workers return year after year and the farm provide extensive facilities and accommodation on site including buses to take them to local towns and places of interest at the weekend.
Vince gave many facts and figures to illustrate the volume of fruit picked but one fascinating fact was that on the preceding Monday some workers had picked up to a quarter of a ton each and in total on just that one day 43 tons of strawberries were picked
At the end of the tour members were able to taste the four main varieties which supply Sainsbury’s, Lidl and Asda . The site also grows blueberries and is experimenting with a new super super Honeysuckle berry .
Everyone was given a punnet of New Forest Strawberries to take home.
Despite a very wet and inclement afternoon everyone was really enthusiastic about the tour and a vote of thanks was given to Vince and Jackie for their input in organising and allowing us to visit the farm
Including a presentation by Mark Drury from SPUD. This local organisation Space, Place Making and Urban Design are responsible for The Observatory and Exbury Egg and will be involved in helping us project manage our Heritage Lottery bid for the restoration of The Burrard Neale Monument .
21st February 2017: Talk The History of Newton Park from 1774 6pm for 6.30 pm
Richard Reeves a local historian, has kindly agreed to talk to members about his research of Newtown Park
His talk will focus on the period from 1774 when Newtown rose to a pinnacle based on its association with the expanding British Empire
This will be of particular interest to
those members who were given a tour of the grounds last May.
Time 6pm for 6.30 pm
£5 on the door to include drinks and nibbles
Location Fuller Room Community Centre
26th January 2017 6pm for 6.30pm The Lymington Salt Industry
We are starting our 2017 social programme with a talk from Frank Green, The
New Forest National Parks archaeologist. Frank has kindly agreed to talk to the
society about The Salt Industry. His talk will focus on recent documentary and
archaeological research and excavations that have provided additional sources of
information that have improved our knowledge about much earlier aspects of sea salt
Venue: McClelland Room Community Centre
£5 Admission charge to include light refreshments
15th December: Christmas Party
This year’s Christmas party will once again take place at Stanwell House Hotel from 6:00 to 8:00
Tickets available from Clive Sutton solicitors
3 The Old Printworks, 85b High St Lymington, SO41 9AN
Or on the door £7.50
October 1st: Visit to New Forest Classic Cars
800 Wellworthy Road Ampress Estate
We have been fortunate to secure a tour of the showrooms and restoration
workshops of this local Lymington business. The morning will be shared with
members of the local Ferrari club and visitors are able to wander freely and speak
to members of the NFCC team who have expert knowledge in their field. We will
be able to view the full in-house restoration service, along with the showrooms,
and light refreshments will be provided.
Numbers are limited to 30 people so please e-mail the address below to secure
Timings for Visit to Lymington Classic Cars Ampress Industrial Estate
The garage has set aside the morning from 9am to 12 pm to show members around their showrooms and workshops . This is an informal tour and so you are able to arrive any time from 9am and there will be staff on hand to answer questions and show members around . There is no obligation to stay for the whole morning but l am sure there will be plenty to see for those that visit .