New Forest Heritage Weekend

To celebrate the rich history and heritage of the local area the New Forest recently held an event as part of the national Archaeology Festival.


Expert archaeologists and local historians ran a host of activities throughout the day, including guided history walks along Lepe Beach and talks covering a wide range of areas from new Lidar technology to Hampshire’s tourism industry since 1914.


Lepe also opened their new interactive periscope allowing you to see the Underground Monitoring Post as it would have looked in the 1960s. It gives information about the Royal Observer Corp’s role at Lepe Country Park during the Cold War and how the post would have been used.

The gate to the monitoring post is now open daily for the public to see the periscope. We are also holding a family workshop 27th August 10am -12pm to inspire all ages in this local heritage.

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