The WW2 Targets of the New Forest – Part Three


Part three of this short series exploring the bombing range in the New Forest.

During the Second World War, a section of the New Forest in Hampshire was annexed, closed off from the public and used by the RAF as a bombing range. Many bombs, including Barnes Wallis’ ‘Bouncing Bombs’ were tested for accuracy there.

Dave Ford is my guide and together we explore the remaining artifacts of those targets in this four part series of walks.

The WW2 Targets of the New Forest – Part Two


During the Second World War, a section of the New Forest in Hampshire was annexed, closed off from the public and used by the RAF as a bombing range. Many bombs, including Barnes Wallis’ ‘Bouncing Bombs’ were tested for accuracy there.

Dave Ford is my guide and together we explore the remaining artifacts of those targets in this four part series of walks.

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The WW2 Targets of the New Forest – Part One


During the Second World War, a section of the New Forest in Hampshire was annexed, closed off from the public and used by the RAF as a bombing range. Many bombs, including Barnes Wallis’ ‘Bouncing Bombs’ were tested for accuracy there.

Dave Ford is my guide and together we explore the remaining artifacts of those targets in this four part series of walks.

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The Battle of Sedgemoor Walk (from the church)


In this video I explore the walk from St Mary’s the Virgin in Westonzoyland to the site of the Battle of Sedgemoor and the memorial stone laid there.

The battle took place in July 1685 between James Scott, the Duke of Monmouth, and the Royal army of James 2nd. I’m interested in the scenery today and investigate the rhynes that crisscross the Somerset Levels. These drainage ditches hampered the rebel army when they made their dead-of the-night attack on the sleeping royalists.

Find out more here: http://www.zoylandheritage.co.uk/visitors_centre.htm

Exploring the Battle of Sedgemoor Exhibition


The Battle of Sedgemoor was played out on the Somerset Levels in 1685 and it often referred to as the last pitched battle on English soil.

James Scott, the Duke of Monmouth, and his rebel supporters made a surprise attack on the Kings Army while Royalists were camped at Westonzoyland in Somerset. But things went horribly wrong.

I visit the exhibition centre set up to explain the battle and recount the horrific events afterwards with the Bloody Assizes.

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