Royal Oak, within short-walking distance from the Captain’ Fritham Grange, is one of the oldest pubs in the New Forest and meeting place of the 'New Forest Buckhounds’ hunters.
At left – Article dd Nov ’80; the then average weekly wage of the working class being £1 or even less. – Centre – Painting dd ’72 – ‘A St Bernard, a Gordon Setter, and a Mastiff on the lawn before a country house.' - by Mr Edwin Frederick Holt 1830-12, of 16 Wellington Terrace Redan Hill Aldershot Hants, who, four years earlier, was commissioned by the Wynnes to paint their ch King' son Monarch Monarch - see at right - as well.
Report dd Feb ’86 about the Crystal Palace Kennel Club Show judged by Dr John Sidney Turner. - At right - special prize winners Mr W K Taunton' ch Griselda and Mr Mark Beaufoy' ch His Majesty King Canute by ch Beau - drawn by Mr Richard H Moore. Ch Griselda, mated to ch Hotspur, produced Mr Taunton’ Lord Hatton b ’90 which sired three litters, ie 1) out of Mr W N Higgs’ ch Coombe Baroness a/o Mr Higgs’ Viscount, 2) out of Mr Beanland’ Vestala II a/o Lyndhurst Rotha – the latter maternal grand-dam to ch Hazlemere Archie’ & ch Czar Peter, and 3) out of Mr Guillan’ Gyp a/o Lady Doughty. – Ch His Majesty King Canute sired only one litter, ie out of Mr Luke Crabtree’ Dora II resulting in Lady Canute, dam of Rev Henry Van Doorne’ ch Jack Thyr.
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