Truth or Myth? Tales of the Animals of the New Forest

Gale Gould

South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
History, Rotary, WI, U3A, Probus, etc
5th September 2019
History | Animals | Nature | New Forest

Have you ever heard of the pig that pointed? The donkey that held a vicar's daughter hostage? Or, the foal born of a red stag and a Forest pony mare? These and other tales from the history of the New Forest are examined in this informative and entertaining talk to discover the truth or myth of these accounts.

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About Gale Gould

Gale Gould is a third-year Doctoral student at the University of Southampton with an interest in political and environmental history. She is also a practicing New Forest commoner with the Right of Pasturage, meaning she can depasture cattle, ponies and donkeys on the Open Forest. Her speaking credits include the Royal Southern Yacht Club, the New Forest and Hampshire County Show, The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre (Havant), and the Chalke Valley History Festival.

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