Category Archives: New Forest customs

New Forest: Magna Carta and Commoner’s Charter

In London recently (February 2015) was held an event so momentous that over 40,000 people entered a public ballot in order to be present. The four surviving original copies of the 1215AD Magna Carta were brought together for the first … Continue reading

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New Forest: Christmas customs and traditions

Christmas is a time for celebration, merry social gatherings and observing Yuletide customs. In the New Forest during┬átimes past traditional mummers plays were performed at Christmas. The plays were usually folk dramas, often featuring Father Chrismas, the heroic figure of … Continue reading

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