Tag Archives: Boxing Day

New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2017

Spectators – assemble in the vicinity of Stoney Cross. First race due to pass the finish line at about 11.00am. Follow traffic signs. Please park with care. Appreciative thanks to the organisers, volunteers, runners and riders… see you there. As … Continue reading

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New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2016

Boxing Day this year (2016) began with a glorious sunny aspect, which warmed the early morning with the promise of a good day. The drive to the meet was pleasant and punctuated at important road junctions with signage pointing the … Continue reading

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New Forest Boxing Day point-to-point 2015

My friends and followers will know that the New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point is one of the highlights of my commoning calendar. Long have I held ambitions to one day take part myself and be one of those triumphant pairs … 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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New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2013

Boxing Day was a fine sunny morning as we set off for Wilverley (December 2013). Excellent conditions for racing! The New Forest Point-to-Point is promoted as being the only authentic race of its kind in the country, as it is … Continue reading

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Christmas on the New Forest

With Christmas fast approaching I have been thinking about some of the Forest traditions and folklore connected to the festive season. The idea was sparked during a recent visit to check the stock, when I saw a man harvesting holly … Continue reading

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