Surprise find – The New Forest Embroidery

I have just returned from a long weekend in the New Forest with my walking group.  Currently I am only able to do short walks but it did give me the opportunity of exploring the area and to my delight on Saturday afternoon I visited the New Forest Heritage Centre in Lyndhurst.  I was wandering around their museum and suddenly saw a sign – up stairs to the New Forest Embroidery.  What a thrill as I had never heard of this embroidery and I want to share some photos.   

It is 25 ft long and was commissioned in 1979 to commemorate the 900th Anniversary of the founding of the New Forest.  It was designed by Belinda, Lady Montagu, and created with a team of more than 50 helpers, it highlights the most important events in the Forest’s history together with a wide range of local flora and fauna.  To find out more click on the links below.

New Forest Embroidery
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New Forest Heritage Centre:

To read more about the New Forest Embroidery and to download a pdf file:

Writeup and photos by Ros

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