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Forest Heritage

Hampshire casts its sylvan spell in this absorbing look at the tranquil villages and ancient traditions of the New Forest.

Documentary 1952 23 mins

Overview

18th century Agisters and pigs with rights to wander are just some of the ancient traditions celebrated in this beguiling look at life in the New Forest. Less familiar sights are captured, too, such as broom making and logging, forestry planting and sailing on the River Beaulieu near Buckler's Hard. No film about the area would be complete, though, without the famous Forest ponies – who are seen here in all their equine glory.

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