Bucklers Hard

Bucklers Hard lies beside the river on the Beaulieu estate in the New Forest. Here, on the river bank, many of the great fighting ships of Nelson's navy were built using New Forest oaks. These include the 'Swiftsure' and the 'Euryalus' which appear in the 'Boney' chapter of SARUM. The story of this eighteenth century shipyard is told in the 'Albion Park' chapter of THE FOREST.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The First Film. Though disputed by historians who claim that a functional Lumière camera did not exist before the end of 1894, the Lumière brothers, widely regarded as the inventors of cinema, claimed to have shot their first films in August, 1894. Seven months later, in March, 1895 in Paris, they presented what was probably the world’s first screening of a film in front of a large audience. Ironically, the main purpose of their presentation was to showcase exciting research on colour photography, but the brothers were surprised at how fixated the audience was with the moving black and white images also on display !




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