Brockenhurst, The Village 1949

Brockenhurst, The Village 1949

Neg. B394006


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The name Brockenhurst means 'the badger's wood'. The local churchyard includes a famous, intricately carved monument to 'Brusher' Mills, a renowned local snake catcher who died about 50 years before this photograph was taken. He earned his nickname by sweeping loose snow off the ice on Brockenhurst pond to make it easier for skaters.

Memories of Brockenhurst

Family History Of The Village In The 1930's

My Great Grandfather J.T. Bull was the Local Blacksmith in the Village, my Mother Regina his grandaughter was born there 1929..The Bull Family were also the Publican's of the Railway Inn formerly known. Now the Snakecatcher Inn close to the train gates on the main road to Lymington. John Thomas Bull also ran the Point to Point Shows in the 1930's in the Viliage.. Way before the New Forest Show.

Grammar School

Went to Brock from 1955 to 1960 and had a nickname 'Heap' for obvious reasons - I was rather large. Remember playing for the School Cricket team. Also remember a lot of lovely looking girls... wish I hadn't been so shy.

Sam Collins' Memory Of This Picture

My dad is Sam Collins who lived at Wisteria Cottage on railway crossing. He was born there in 1926 and left to join the army in 1943. He is 84 years old now and lives in Maidenhead, Berks. His memory of this photo is that the shop, with sun blind was a butchers shop. This was owned by Mr Gosling and ...Read full memory

Pub Name

Is anyone able to tell me the name of what I presume is a Pub in the photo (just after the thatched cottage) - I am researching my family history and find all my ancestors come from Brockenhurst and the surrounding areas. I would be grateful if anyone was able to enlighten me about this pub name.

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