Oral history

New Forest Oral HistoryThe New Forest Trust has been making audio recordings of elderly commoners and other people with special links to the Forest. These ‘oral history’ recordings, which are first-hand memories of commoning life from about 1930 onwards, were made with financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. At www.newforestmemories.org.uk you can play some of the recordings, and hear fascinating stories of ‘lane creepers’, the point-to-point races, pony sales, and many of the other topics in this guide.