Tag Archives: Boxing Day

New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point 2018

As soon as the location details are released for the 2018 New Forest Boxing Day Point-to-Point I will post them on this page and on Twitter at @Forest_Commoner. ……but until then, here are some picture from previous years.

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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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