Common Cause: Through Our Ancestors’ Eyes

The New Forest Trust is one of several groups providing funding towards the Through Our Ancestors’ Eyes project which will help to maintain the unique heritage of commoning in the New Forest by developing a programme of learning and discovery.

Led by the Commoners Defence Association the project is conserving and cataloguing the history of commoning, forestry and agriculture by collecting and digitising old photographs, associated oral histories and other documents from Commoners. This will ensure that unique history of the New Forest is preserved for the future.

Some of the documents and materials found by the project are available at:

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