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    A Celebration of Commoning

    Painted to Commemorate 100 years of the Commoners Defence AssociationThis picture was produced as part of the celebration of the centenary year of the New Forest Commoners Defence Association. It was sold by auction at the 2009 New Forest Show, with all proceeds to the NFCDA. The watercolour depicts a drift scene on South Weirs, Brockenhurst and is surrounded by pencil sketches depicting various aspects of commoning life. The top section represents the administrative bodies of commoning.Starting in the top left corner: Agisters of the past, Jesse Taylor, Charles Evemy, and Albert Evemy. The Verderers Court, overseeing the commoning community, then modern day faces, retired Head Agister, Brian Ingram, current…