The rich history of the Bordon Inclosure will be revealed to walkers through two new interpretation boards placed in the beauty spot.

The boards have been installed by the Woolmer Forest Heritage Society with the help of funding provided by East Hampshire District Councillors.

They are situated next to the former Quebec House and the former military sewage works and display information about the history of those areas.

The two boards were paid for in part by two £556 grants from Cllr Tony Muldoon and Cllr Alan Waterhouse.

Cllr Muldoon said: “These boards really bring the area to life and give us a much better appreciation for the beauty and history of the area.

“I am delighted to be able to support this project with my Councillor Grant.”

Cllr Waterhouse added: “The boards look fantastic and will be a tremendous asset to the area. Bordon Inclosure is a wonderful part of the town and very popular with walkers and families and the new interpretation boards will only add to that experience.”

Dr Chris Wain, of Woolmer Forest Heritage Society, said: “It’s fantastic to have this support from East Hampshire District Council, that has enabled us to create these excellent new boards.

“This area has a very rich history, particularly from a military point of view, and the boards will reveal some of that to people as they take their walks through these lovely woods.”

A spokesman from Whitehill Town Council said: “We are pleased to see the increase in the number of local residents and community groups enjoying Bordon Inclosure since taking over the management in 2016. 

“The two new interpretation boards enhance the site further and will help to preserve the towns’ heritage. 

“Thank you to the Woolmer Forest Heritage Society, the Deadwater Valley Trust and to EHDC Cllrs Tony Muldoon and Alan Waterhouse for providing funding.”

Every East Hampshire District Councillor has a fund of £4,500 to distribute to worthy causes and charities in their area. Find out more about applying for Councillor Grants at www.easthants.gov.uk/councillorgrants.

New boards bring a better understanding of Bordon Inclosure
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