'Welcome to the Emery Down village website -
a website for the village by the village. It brings together all the key areas of village life - the Village Hall, Church, Almshouses and the village Telephone Kiosk.
In addition, you will find a village forum for discussion topics and a calendar of upcoming events in Emery Down, Lyndhurst or in the near vicinity. There are also dedicated pages for the Church, the local history group 'How We Used To Live', the Village Hall, the Telephone Kiosk and the Almshouses, as well as a village small ads page for use by the village to promote events, advertise their village-based businesses, post small ads etc..
Bringing the Past to Life
A ‘Time Team’ weekend of activity at Emery Down Church
Saturday & Sunday 20 & 21 August 2016 10am – 4 pm
Led by the New Forest Community Archaeologist James Brown, who will explain the fascinating work of his department across the New Forest, this is an opportunity to get involved in logging our churchyard monuments as an unique record of detail that connects us with previous generations.
(Please bring your camera!)
Each day will include an explanation of specialist recording tools, a ‘Quiz Trail’, a local history exhibition on the New Forest in World War One, a survey of flowers and grasses, ‘fun art’ and having a go at ‘brass rubbing’. (Everyone welcome for either, both or part of a day.)
Tea, coffee and sandwiches will be provided as we set about capturing for posterity precious information on the treasured families commemorated in our churchyard.
Commemorating the First World War
A project to research the men whose names are inscribed on the lych gate in Emery Down is underway. Please get in touch with Sara if you wish to be involved in any way - as a researcher or if you are a relative of any of the men whose names are listed. Click the link to see the poster seeking your help. We have a companion project with Lyndhurst Parish Council. Please contact Adrian for details.