New Forest Remembers – Park Farm finds

In addition to the digitisation of site drawings covered in our last blog entry, our post-excavation department staff have also been processing the finds recovered from the Park Farm dig.

This involves sorting and cleaning the various artefacts which were recovered by volunteers through a combination of excavation and systematic metal detector survey of the site. Once the finds have been cleaned, the process of creating a photographic record then commences.

Below are a selection of the artefacts, which give a real insight into the typical objects involved in everyday life at the Needs Oar Point advanced landing ground at Park Farm on the Beaulieu Estate.

*Note that you can click on the photographs individually to enlarge and view them in detail.


2 x Half Penny coin

1888 Half Penny coin

1943 Three Pence coin


9mm bullet cartridges

.50 calibre bullet components

Assorted shrapnel




Buttons – note the example on the left bears regimental insignia


 Personal Items & Utensils

Safety razor

Food can pull

Fork – bearing service number as personal identifier (not shown)

Dart barrels – presumably lost during recreational downtime at the airfield





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