Forest FM's volunteers have been talking to senior local residents about their earliest memories.

We wanted to know what life was like growing up in the 30's 40's and 50's in East Dorset and the New Forest.

School days - first jobs - daily life.

There were no mobile phones, or even TV for most. Was life harder or more fun ? We have some fascinating tales to tell !

CLICK ON A PICTURE and we will take you back in time

Growing up in the 1940's - 'Grandad' Dancy reminisces


Mike Guy - Verwoodian


Ruth Bussey and Ivor Williams remember 'Old Verwood'

Alan Simms - Brickyards and Railways !

The Bygone Days Team at Forest FM

Some of our volunteers










If you would like a high quality CD recording of any of these features, please contact Forest FM on 01202 820003 or email