Milton Abbas Local History Group, Dorset, UK

Milton Abbas Local History Group Meeting

Our first meeting of the new season was well attended and 34 of us enjoyed a talk by Chris Fookes on the old roads and tracks of Milton Abbas, illustrated with maps from 1652 to today.

We had two visitors from Australia who were researching their ancestors, the Vine family. Samuel Vine occurs in the 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881 census as living in, and being the proprietor or inn keeper of the Hambro Arms.

Next meeting on 1 Nov will feature a presentation on how the roads were moved by Joseph, Lord Milton in the late 18th century for his privacy, and destroyed the town.