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Also spelled St Sampson. In a recent article in Current Archaeology (373, April 2021), Chris Catling has written an article on the evidence of early Christianity in western Britain. St Samson was extremely important for Milton Abbey, or at least … Continue reading
St James Church holds a Christmas Tree Festival every year to raise money for children’s charities. June McAvoy very kindly donated and decorated this tree on behalf of our history group. Merry Christmas to all our readers!
Starting on page 81 of the June issue is a piece about Dorset. Milton Abbas Local History Group is mentioned with the website address. This magazine has a wide circulation so we are hoping that our website will see many … Continue reading
Many thanks to June McAvoy for this beautiful tree as the entry of the Milton Abbas Local History Group in the 2018 Christmas Tree Festival in St James Church, Milton Abbas.
I have just finished transcribing this document which is in the Dorset History Centre catalogue reference Q/S/M/1/9 page 414. It describes the roads which Joseph, Lord Milton had a writ issued by Chancery, to move. These road closures spelled the … Continue reading
This is new to us, a unique entry in our Overseers of the Poor Book. It reads “At a Vestry held this Sixteenth day of April the following Poor People appeared & Complained; they Wanted as follows John Piper of … Continue reading
This very handsome Victorian semi-detached property replaced one of the original 1780 cob and thatch cottages, probably when the latter burnt down or fell down. The right hand house was once the location of the village bus service to Blandford … Continue reading
Our history group were given a presentation and a guided tour by the Cerne Abbas Historical Society. This was followed by dinner in the Giant Inn.
We were lucky to be given this 120 foolscap page typescript by the author himself, Sir Mervyn Medlycott. It is his last remaining sixth copy. If anyone remembers carbon copies they will be aware that the quality of the copies … Continue reading