Madam Mayor launches project

1st April can’t always be taken seriously – but, this year, it saw an important milestone for Lymington.

Mayor of Lymington, Cllr. Anna Rostand, chose the day to launch the ‘Burrard Neale 250’ campaign – to raise the profile of forgotten local hero Admiral Sir Harry Burrard Neale and to restore the monuments to Sir Harry to their former glory.

 (L to R) campaign coordinator Peter Stone, Don Mackenzie of the Lymington Society, Mark Tomlinson of St. Barbe Museum, Frank Green, National Park Authority Archaeologist, Mayor Anna Rostand, Georgina Craufurd of the Hampshire Gardens Trust and Ivor Johnston of the Lymington Society.

(L to R) campaign coordinator Peter Stone, Don Mackenzie of the Lymington Society, Mark Tomlinson of St. Barbe Museum, Frank Green, National Park Authority Archaeologist, Mayor Anna Rostand, Georgina Craufurd of the Hampshire Gardens Trust and Ivor Johnston of the Lymington Society.

Representatives of the three organisations forming the project partnership – Lymington & Pennington Town Council, the Lymington Society and Hampshire Gardens Trust – gathered at the Walhampton Monument to mark the occasion and offer the Mayor their backing, together with supporters from the National Park Authority and St. Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

Cllr. Rostand said “Sir Harry was a central figure alongside Nelson in the Royal Navy and was, without doubt, one of Lymington’s greatest sons.  The 250th anniversary of his birth gives us a great

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