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In March we were very lucky to have both Denny Robbins & John Rickard from the Somerset Vernacular Building Research Group to talk to us about:

Church Houses and a Milborne Port Example (on which they have carried out a survey).

It was a fascinating evening and I think that we all learnt a lot about what to look for in old buildings especially in regard to Church Houses.

The Somerset Vernacular Building Research Group might be willing to undertake a village survey if we can demonstrate a good level of interest.

If you are interested about finding more about the history of your home, then please contact us on either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  ,by telephone to 07480 143678 or via any committee member.

We are also planning an exhibition in the Museum during the summer featuring a few of the interesting houses in Milborne Port.  If you think that your house could be included please let us know on any of the contacts listed above.

We hope to encourage local residents to want to find out more about their homes and we would like to be able to put together a booklet of some sort featuring the houses and their history.  If you feel that this is something you would like to be a part of please do make contact with us, we would love to hear from you.

Loyalty, Purity and Hope - May Meeting

This is one of the few 'in house' evenings we have done and Lesley Wray, Janet Mathews, Mary Clothier, Nathalie Hetherington and Lyn Harrison provided an entertaining evening with many interesting facts and photographs of local Suffragettes and Suffragists and how these fitted in with the national picture.

June Meeting - Richard Duckworth

As always Richard provided a fascinating and informative evening along with slides, film clips and a wonderful complimentary audio accompaniment.

Some wonderful footage of steam trains passing through Milborne Port and Sherborne stations. 

This was a fund-raising event for us and we were able to raise over £240 to provide new and more professional signage for the Museum.

Thank you to all who were able to come and support us.

 

 

 

Group AGM

Our second Annual General Meeting was held in November 2018 at the Chapel Museum.  It gave our members an opportunity to look at what we have done and the many displays and items that we have on show there.  A lively discussion took place as to the future of the Group and many ideas were put forward and will be acted upon in the New Year.

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