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If you have a specific interest you would like us to investigate we would love to hear from you so please do get in touch with us on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Our next meeting is on Monday 19th August 2019 at 7.30pm and will be an opportunity to visit the Museum (The Chapel, The Cemetery, Wheathill Lane). See the new display ‘Some Interesting Houses in Milborne Port’. In addition, view other artefacts and find out the link between Milborne Port & Donald Campbell. So, come along and spend ‘a night at the museum’. If you can’t make the 19th August the Museum is open every Sunday until 25th August 2019. Opening times 2.30pm to 4.00pm. 

Our programme of short guided walks continues. All walks are on Mondays, starting from the Ball Court at 7.00pm. Future walks include:

22nd July: Glovers and Weavers

 

29th July: Historic Buildings of Milborne Port, West 

5th August: The Manor of Kingsbury  

12th August: More Historic Buildings of Milborne Port

On August Bank Holiday Monday (26th August) there will be a longer walk tracing the western boundary of the village. Meet at the Ball Court 2.30pm. The walk will be led by Steve Underwood.

 

Over 40 people enjoyed Lesley Wray’s and John Fanning’s guided tour of St John’s Church. It was a perfect summer’s evening.    Lesley and John explained the history of the building from Anglo-Saxon times to today.  We found out that Regenbald was the chancellor to Edward the Confessor and it was Regenbald who rebuilt the minster church. 

 

 

2020 PROGRAMME

Our 2020 programme is now being put together and if you have any ideas as to 

We are also planning a number of trips including one to Sherborne School in April and the Keep Museum in Dorchester, with a special guided tour by the Curator, Major Nick Speakman which will be available to members in the first instance, so if you are not a member please consider joining.   

 

 ORAL HISTORY

We are currently compiling an oral history of the village and already have several villagers who are prepared to participate in this very important work.

Several of the interviews will be playing at the Chapel Museum open afternoons.

We feel that if we don't record memories now they will be lost and this shouldn't be allowed to happen.

So, if you feel that you would like to take part in this please contact either me, Lyn Harrison on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m, 01963 251 549,  Lesley Wray on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 01963 250 910 or Nathalie Hetherington, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be only too happy to give you details of how we intend to gather the information.

 

 

 

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