BBC The Great British Story: A People's History
Find out more about the related TV series BBC The Great British Story: A People's History.BBC The Great British Story: A People's History
This complementary series looks at history through the eyes of ordinary people.
Rulers and royals, lords and ladies have all had their say down the centuries, what were the last 1,600 years like for everyday Britons?
Also, historian Michael Wood provides a wealth of hints, pointers and inspiration to get you started on your own historical journey in The Great British Story on the website below.
Video feature: New Forest's forgotten aviation history
Jon Cuthill discovers how the New Forest's landscape has been shaped by wars during the 20th Century.BBC News : New Forest's forgotten aviation history
He finds out how the forest played a key role in the early days of flight when it was home to one of Britain's first ever flying schools, established at East Boldre in 1910.
The school was located on Beaulieu heath in the forest and its name was carved into the ground by the pilots.
Jon Cuthill also meets Doug Gregory, a local pilot, who has built his own World War I bi-plane to celebrate the early days of aviation in the New Forest.
Watch a video feature on the BBC News website below.
- Series Producer
- Jane French
- Jon Cuthill
- Jenny Craddock