Royal Southampton Yacht Club is one of the County’s longest established Royal Yacht Clubs and also one of the friendliest, up to date and most efficiently run sailing clubs in the country.
Having recently closed its Southampton clubhouse the club has recently been putting all its effort and investment into its very special “Gins” Clubhouse which sits in the most wonderful location on Beaulieu River between Bucklers Hard and the river mouth, on a bend which affords spectacular views down the river, over towards Southampton, across the…
As Lymington.com we always go out of our way to promote and champion the annual charity and community events put on by our marvellous Rotary Club of Lymington.
Lymington Rotary has now itself joined Lymington.com as a Member, which gives us the chance to tell you a little more about the people behind Rotary International as represented by Rotary of Lymington: its humanitarian aims and support for important international causes, at the same time as organising such fabulous local events and providing funding towards many more local community initiatives – all of which together make it such a…
Lymington RNLI Inshore lifeboat station was formed in 1965 out of an independent service previously run by the local sailing clubs, with a D-class lifeboat. For over 50 years the Lymington Lifeboat has covered an area of the western Solent. Six awards have been presented to members of the lifeboat crew for gallantry.
In 1972 a film was sponsored by Martel Cognac about the Lymington Lifeboat. Watch the film here - it is very much of its era and shows many of Lymington's original founding crew and highlights how fashion (in particular sailing kit!) has
Animal-loving care home residents presented Lymington Cat & Kitten Rescue with 60 knitted blankets and a cash donation to support its invaluable work this winter.
Colten Care’s Court Lodge in Lymington was visited by the charity’s managers Theresa Foot and Jon Hancock, along with two kittens who will be re-homed in time for Christmas.
Residents enjoyed petting the kittens and talking about their own pet cats. Doris Farrow nicknamed one of the kittens ‘Socks’ because of its white paws. She said: “I have had lots of cats in my lifetime. It’s wonderful to sit with a beautifully
Amid songs and smiles all round, Colten Care’s Belmore Lodge in Lymington laid on an afternoon tea party with special guest and everyone’s favourite nanny, ‘Mary Poppins’.
Playing the Disney role made famous by Dame Julie Andrews, and dressed in similar period costume, was Highcliffe-based singer and performer Destine Unwin.
Residents joined in as Destine sang hits from the 1964 musical including A Spoonful of Sugar and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Resident Bob Crudass said: “It was lovely to hear these old favourites sung live in our lounge. What a beautiful voice.”
Belmore Lodge staged the afternoon…
Christmas has come early for staff at the iconic luxury 4* Balmer Lawn Hotel after it was crowned the winner of two prestigious accolades at the New Forest Business Partnership’s (NFBP) Brilliance in Business Awards 2019.
Balmer Lawn Hotel, nestled in the heart of the ancient New Forest, scooped the headlining New Forest Business of the Year award and the Totton College Award for Training and Development, during the 14th annual NFBP awards at the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.
Brockenhurst-based Balmer Lawn Hotel, which is renowned for its tasteful blend…
Education in Pennington took place in four private houses until 1852, when a school was opened in Pennington Square. Mrs Evelyn Pulteney, lady of the manor donated the site plus £1,300 towards construction, the remaining £300 being collected by the Revd William Lambert, vicar of Pennington at the time.
Later the clock was built in the bell tower by the people of Pennington to mark the Coronation of King George V in 1911.
The first headmaster of the school was Mr James Lockhart, with his wife the first mistress in a joint appointment.
Soon the school outgrew the building…
The atmosphere at last week’s New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards was buzzing and the stories of the finalists at 2019 New Forest Brilliance in Business Awards inspirational. In our book all the finalists are "winners" too - it takes a lot to get there.
Over 150 people representing a wide range of businesses and organisations across the New Forest had gathered to anticipate, celebrate and congratulate them at the fourteenth annual awards on Thursday 28 November 2019, this year for the first time in the splendid surroundings of the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu.
Colten Care's dedicated dementia home in Lymington, Linden House, hosted a Chocolate Festival for children from Lymington Infants School.
Sweet lovers aged 8 to 98 learned about popular confectionary available today such as Haribo and Maltesers and also the big sellers of the past, such as pineapple cubes and gobstoppers.They also practised weighing out their candies on ‘old fashioned’ scales before popping them into candy striped bags.
Linden House resident Margaret Sutton is a former teacher. She said: “It’s been a lovely afternoon spent with the children.
“We talked about the…
If you've yet to visit the new kitchen showroom at Crestwood, then you really must this December! Situated within the Crestwood of Lymington store at Ampress Park, you'll the kitchen showroom truely inspirational, with an impressive selection on display. Open doors and drawers, run your hands over the worktops and take in the vast range of styles, colours and configurations displayed.
Whether you are planning a new kitchen right now or simply looking for ideas and advice, you'll be delighted with the range of styles, colours and options available to you and on display in Lymington.
The Luscombe range of kitchens…