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Milborne Port in Bloom

SWIB logo 2018Karen Gough writes: I am pleased to report the Waitrose green disc scheme amount is £333. This month would normally be judging for the SW Bloom, such a shame it has been cancelled this year because of Covid. But thank you to all our volunteers who keep the village looking colourful and tidy. The hanging baskets are now in place on the high street a little bit later than usual. Enjoy the summer and stay safe everyone.

In Search of Swatchford

Heritage LogoNathalie Hetherington writes. Some of you have probably walked through the fields to the north of Lower Kingsbury, Milborne Port, along the footpath that leads to the little stone bridge that goes over the river near a pond. Well, just before that little bridge there was once a substantial farmstead or manor called Swatchford, probably still occupied until the mid-1850s, the last remnants of which (the original house had been used as a barn for many years) were destroyed by fire in the 1970s.   From maps, I can see that about 200 years ago, it consisted of a complex of four main buildings: a house, cowsheds or stables and barns.

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Milborne Port Magazine

covid-19Whilst general circulation is not yet secure, the Milborne Port Magazine is again puiblished on this site. You can also find past copies of the magazine which have been published here since the lockdown began here. If you know of anyone who has not been able to receive a copy, please let them know the availability on this site.

Friends of Milborne Port Library (FOMPL 2020)

hullabaloo blueBy the time you read this the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge will be well underway. Remember, children, you don’t have to visit a library to take part – just sign up via the website (www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk). You will also find lots of resources and activities to enjoy. For those not old enough to read themselves they can still take part by being read to, either by a parent or older sibling. Sadly this year we will be unable to hold our usual Summer Reading Challenge party and presentation ceremony.

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