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The following is a list of currently planned events.

OCTOBER MEETING - Monday 15th 

Naomi Thorp - Roll of Honour 1939 - 1945

As many of you will know Naomi has researched the names on the War Memorial at St. Johns Church and we as a group have produced two booklets covering the two World Wars.

Naomi has very kindly agreed to speak to us about her research and tell us about some of the stories of the men named on the memorial.  If the first talk she gave is anything to go by it will be a fascinating and moving talk and certainly one not to be missed!

All 4 of our booklets will be on sale at the talk including our latest 'Remembering Milborne Port During the Great War', priced at £5, written and researched by Lesley Wray.

As usual 7.30 pm, Church House, Bathwell Lane, Milborne Port

Free entry but donations welcome.  



We are nearing the end of a very well-attended, varied and ineresting programme of evening talks and are at present planning our programme for 2019.

The last two meetings for the year are as follows:

Monday 15th October - Roll of Honour 1939 - 1945

Monday 19th November - Glimpses of History

No December Meeting


Remembering Milborne Port During the Great War 

The Milborne Port History & Heritage Group is celebrating the award of 4 silhouettes funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Trust.

The award was made under the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme, which makes awards to bring communities together to remember, and to think about the Armed Forces today.

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.

We, as a result, have planned, under the guidance of Lesley, a series of events to commemorate the Armistice.

Sunday 4th and 18th November:

Guided Walks around Milborne Port leaving the Weighbridge at 2.30 and finishing at the Museum, Wheathill Way on the 4th & 18th November

If you do not want to do the walk the Museum will be open from 2.30 - 4 pm if wish to see the exhibition on both the 4th and 18th November.

Saturday 10th November 10.00 am to 12 noon & Sunday 11th November 2.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Remembering Milborne Port During the Great War: An exhibition of the history of the village and its people during World War One

This will be held in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall by kind permission of the Parish Council

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. 

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.

We have produced another booklet, this time covering Milborne Port during the Great War period which will be on sale at the October meeting.



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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