In 1967 Stanley Gibbons moved to the New Forest to create a Studies Centre based in the empty Minstead Village School. It would offer both residential and day facilities for Hampshire Schools to study the village and the Forest environment.
Reading this book we learn of the history of village and church and of the many activities in the area that Stanley became involved in.
The reader is informed in great detail about the full range of activities and studies offered to schools when the centre was running at full blast.
In this book we see the evolution of the village over 50 years.