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Alice Holt - A Brief History

Alice Holt History Book

You've walked the trails..Now read the book!

Local historian Roy Waight has published his latest book, exploring the complex and fascinating history of Alice Holt Forest from the Iron Age to modern day.
From the Iron age people have wrested a living from Alice Holt. It has been used in many ways, production of timber for the Navy, as a source of wood and game, poles for hurdles and underwood for charcoal.
In 1790, the Grindstone Oak was one of the largest trees in England.
Once an almost Queen of England Ruled it's rides.
We had our very own Robin Hood.......
Limited number of copies are available from the Visitor Centre for £14.99



Last updated: 28th April 2018


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