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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. 

The following is a list of currently planned events.


N.B  This meeting will take place on Monday 20th August and NOT the 13th as previously advertised

We are delighted to welcome back Howard Pell, a very popular and entertaining speaker, whose talk is entitled:

Milborne Port - Its place in the Roman Landscape

Howard will talk about invasion, expansion, Roman roads, urban settlement and link it all in the known Roman sites on our doorstep.

As usual, 7.30 pm, Church House, Bathwell Lane.

No admission charge but donations will be very welcome.


All short walks will start from the Weighbridge, Milborne Port at 7 pm

Monday 06.08.18 - Glovers & Weavers

Monday 03.09.18 - Market, Minster & Mills

Bank Holiday Long Walk - 27th August -  starting from the Town Hall at 2 pm

Milborne Wick and the Hill Fort, Barrow Hill

We have been lucky to gain permission to walk on the hill fort at Milborne Wick, the numbers for this walk are strictly limited and it is STRICTLY NO DOGS, as there may well be sheep on the hill.

If you would like to take part in this walk please let Lyn Harrison know asap on either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 01963 251 549.  

It is IMPORTANT that you book a place as we cannot exceed 12 on the hill fort.

If you wish to just walk on the hill fort and not take part in the long walk, again, please let Lyn know asap and she will book you a place, the main group should be arriving at Milborne Wick at approximately 3 pm.


We have arranged a very programme of eveningtalks for you in 2018 and they are as follows:

Monday 20th August  - Milborne Port: Its Place Within the Roman Landscape

Monday 17th September  - Searching the Parish Registers

Monday 15th October - Roll of Honour 1939 - 1945

Monday 19th November - Glimpses of History

No December Meeting

All of the meetings will be held at Church House, Bathwell Lane, Milborne Port 7.30 pm except for the meeting on Monday 18th June which will be Goathill Church, any donations received at this meeting will be divided between Goathill PCC and Milborne Port History & Heritage Group.


Remembering Milborne Port During the Great War 

We are currently putting together, under the leadership of Lesley Wray, an exhibition in the Town Hall to be held over the weekend of 10th & 11th November to coincide with the Centenary of the end of World War 1 and other events planned in the village.

The charity 'There But Not There' is the 2018 Armistace project for the charity 'Remembered'. It supports the work of the following  charities:  The Royal Foundation; Walking With the Wounded; Combat Stress; Help for Heroes; Project Equinox: Housing Veterans & Medical Students and the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation.

To raise funds, 'There But Not There' produces various clear acrylic silhouettes of 'Tommies' and through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund they were able to provide some communities with fully funded grants to purchase silhouettes to hold their own remembrance event.

Lesley, on our behalf, applied for four of these figures and we are pleased to announce that we have been granted all four.

If you have any information or photographs relevant to people from Milborne Port who served in World War I and or documentation/photographs relating to that period please let us know. 



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 or Lesley Wray on  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 01963 250 910 and we will be only too happy to give you details of how we intend to gather the information.




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