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Heritage Group - War memorial names

Heritage LogoOur very first talk was in the Milborne Port library when Naomi Thorp told us all about the research she had done on the men who gave their lives during the Great War, it was standing room only!  Naomi has very kindly agreed to talk to us again but this time she will be telling us all about the men named on the War Memorial and who gave their lives during the Second World War. It will be a fascinating evening, as usual 7.30 pm in Church House, Bathwell Lane, Milborne Port on October 15th.

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Ralegh Walks & Talks

news-800pxThere will be two walks in Ralegh’s footsteps on September 30th and October 11th. Cindy Chant, Sherborne’s Blue Badge guide will be leading these and donating her fee to the two charities identified in an earlier article.

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Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL) OCTOBER 2018

Black FOMPL logo002This month commemorates 400 years since our local hero, Sir Walter Raleigh, was found guilty of treason and executed. Maria Wingfield Digby has written a short history of the key events of Raleigh’s life, available at Winstones and Sherborne Castle shop.

Anyway, onto Library matters. On Saturday 22 September we held the annual Summer Reading Challenge party and awards ceremony. As in past years, Milborne Port Primary School kindly allowed us to use the hall and kitchen facilities. This year’s theme was Mischief Makers, to celebrate 80 years of the Beano comic.

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The Royal British Legion - membership news

Royal British LegionAs we approach the centenary of the Armistice on Sunday 11th November we think of the millions of lives lost in the four years of the Great War, and in Milborne Port we have been remembering the centenary of each of the villagers who lost their lives by a tolling of the bells at St John's Church on the anniversary of their death. Many lives have been lost in subsequent conflicts, World War 2, the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan to mention just a few. But there have been many others injured either physically or mentally by conflicts and this is where the Royal British Legion (RBL) plays such a vital part in supporting them throughout their lives.

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