Heritage Group What's On

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 programme of guided summer walks will be starting again in the summer and will be advertised here, in the local magazines and with posters around the village; many thanks to those of you who have supported these and made donations to support the activities of the group.

2020 PROGRAMME

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BELOW EVENT LISTED BELOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED

We will hopefully be re-arranging it for later in the year

16th March 2020

'Boundaries Ancient & Modern - In and Around Milborne Port' by Jim Hart

More details to follow.  As usual 7.30 pm, Church House, Bathwell Lane, Milborne Port

Following our fascinating  January talk by John Whicher, who can drive along the A30 without thinking about the talk now!,  you certainly see the lanscape in a new light, we are going to be able to visit his Fossil Museum, in the near future.  As spaces will be limited we will be giving this opportunity to Members in the first instance on a first come/first served basis.  If you are unsure if you are a member or just on the general email list please contact the Secretary, Lyn Harrison, by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and she will be able to tell you. 

As usual the talk will begin at 7.30 pm, Church House, Bathwell Lane, Milborne Port.  No admission charge but donations from non-members gratefully received.

We will be publishing our 2020 programme of walks soon and will appear here.

 

  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, via the group email, 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.

 

MISSION HALL/MISSION ROOM

The Mission Hall is situated on Combe Hill at the edge of Newtown and the earlier Mission Room which built next to the Pump House on the east end of Newtown and one of our committee members, Nathalie Hetherington, is currently researching the history of the Mission Hall and Mission Room.

The current owner and the Vicar have provided a lot of information but she is hoping that some of you may know some interesting facts about these two buildings.

In particular, she is looking for answers to these questions:

Nathalie can be contacted via the History Group email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and any information that you have will be of great interest so please get in touch!

Many thanks from Nathalie in advance of any information provided!