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Milborne Port History & Heritage Group July Update

milborne portOn Monday July 16th at 7.30 in the Church House Dr Carol Beardmore will be giving a talk about the tripartite relationship between the Land Agent, the Landowner, and the franchised villagers of Milborne Port between 1815 and 1854. The evidence shows that the electorate and general population of Milborne Port were politically aware and no longer felt a sense of loyalty to the landowner. Milborne Port proved to be the most troublesome small borough in the Estate of the Marquis of Anglesey. Dr Beardmore is a Research Fellow at the University of Leicester and did much of her research for this project at the Dorset History Centre.

 

 

We are progressing with our Oral History Project and the recordings we have made so far can be listened to at the museum which is now open between 2.30 and 4.00 pm on Sundays.

Our walk on Bank Holiday Monday was very successful, with fourteen walkers and four dogs taking part. We all reached Cadbury Castle and the nearby pub and five of the group also walked back. Our most recent meeting took place at Goathill Church where Lesley Wray and John Fanning talked about the history of the church and the settlement. This was well attended and fortunately we had a fine evening.

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