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Written by local authors, Malcolm Bailey and Catherine M Lake, New Milton (Images of England) is a fascinating pictorial record of the 20th Century in the town and surrounding villages.

New Milton (Images of England)Over 200 photographs, each with its own story, date back to the beginning of the 1900s when 'New' Milton was a fledgling town springing up around the railway station. The foresight of Mr Hugh Wyeth saw the early development of New Milton, which gradually spread south, to encompass Whitefield Farm and the land beyond.

The First World War saw Indian and British troops convalescing at Barton-on-Sea, followed by the opening of the recreation ground in Old Milton Road in 1920, with its memorial to commemorate the casualties of war.

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The Second World War came to New Milton in 1940, when an enemy bomber dropped its bombs on the town centre, killing 24 civilians.

Many local businesses, some of which are still in existence, are illustrated with their own stories of survival through good times and bad.

The surrounding villages of Old Milton, Ashley, Barton-on-Sea, Bashley, Wootton, Tiptoe, Hordle and Downton are also covered, and the people of the area are not forgotten.

New Milton (Images of England) The vast majority of the photographs in New Milton (Images of England) are unique to the book and provide a valuable record of the early days and progress of New Milton and its neighbours.

The book can be purchased at all the major book shops in the area. Those who live outside the area, within the UK, will be able to buy a copy from the following outlets by mail order:



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