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First Steps Pre-School and Family Group are carrying out a project called ‘Remembering Our Family’. This project intends to collect as much information as possible from the local Gypsy/Traveller community that have settled at locations within the New Forest including Thorney Hill and Bransgore.

This project aims to preserve and pass on important information to as many children as possible from these communities; this concerns their heritage, history and family roots. In addition we will also be producing a small book for the younger generation to keep and hopefully share with their own children in years to come. This book will be distributed free of charge.

We intend to collate many family trees and have these printed out for all the families involved, so that they may be displayed in their homes and shared with future generations.


Thorney Hill in the 1950's courtesy of Harriet Yeo (104)


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