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..
News & Events
How We Used To Live 20172018 Series of Local History Talks
3 October 2017
The life of working people in local Victorian market towns
by Stephen Ings
With an interest in history from his school days, Stephen Ings has spoken on the subject to numerous local history societies and has contributed to magazines and periodicals. He is the author of “Landford: A Wiltshire Village in the New Forest”, “Shot for a White-faced Deer”, and “Powder and Prayer”.
Venue: Emery Down and Bank Village Hall (SO43 7EB) at 7.30pm
Entrance: £3 at the door. Refreshments available.
2017 Harvest Festival - Sunday at Six:
14 October - decorate the church for Harvest from 10.30am - all welcome, please bring colourful foliage. Coffee and cake provided.
15 October - Harvest Festival Supper - bread and cheese, followed by apple pie and cream - everyone welcome.
Traffic in Emery Down
Traffic problems in Emery Down were on the agenda of the last Lyndhurst Parish Council meeting. Gridlock at many times and in many places in Emery Down, caused mainly by traffic trying to avoid Lyndhurst, is becoming worse. Excess speed and lack of common courtesy are also issues. Dragons’ teeth on the Boldrewood Road recently installed by the Forestry Commission have made parking for the New Forest Inn more difficult increasing the congestion.
Various reports and suggestions were made by residents. Pat Wyeth suggested one way in Mill Lane and closing access from A337, for example. Our County Councillor Edward Heron was listening carefully. He said he was happy for Hampshire County Council engineers to look at the problem and suggested that any complaints about the traffic, reports of incidents should be sent to him as the more reports he received the more urgency and hopefully action our problems would receive. Images, dates and times would help.
Edward’s contact details are: 01725 518 579 or email@example.com
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.