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Protected: AGM 5th Oct 2022, Chairman’s Report and Financial Statement

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Facebook – Milton Abbas Local History Group page

There have been recent major changes to the way that Facebook allows the administrator to manage group pages. These changes took place without warning and now make it untenable to control content and members. Facebook make it extremely difficult to … Continue reading

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Postcard

Milton Abbas, Dorset. A postcard in The Times. “English Village” Series (Set 11) Year – undated Publisher – Photochrom Co. Ltd., London & Tunbridge Wells. In 1938, The Times collaborated with the Photochrom Company, Ltd. for the exclusive publication of … Continue reading

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RIGGS Family Bible

We have been given a Bible with information on the RIGGS Family. Our transcription of the MS writing is: Robert Riggs was born August 22nd 1816 Mary wife of Robert Riggs was born July 24th 1816 Ann daughter of Robert … Continue reading

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New additions to our Library

Thanks to one of our members, Alistair Bond, we now have an additional 20 books. These are on all topics Dorset, and a starting point for research. They will be available for members to borrow and are listed on the … Continue reading

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Meetings

Our new season of meetings starts on Wednesday 6 Oct in the Reading Rooms, Milton Abbas. For our more distant members, we will also be using ZOOM. We have had several trial runs and spent many hours researching how best … Continue reading

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Changing views of ‘Justice’

Our Old Town Project group have been busy researching our rural Dorset village over the past few years. We have found out the things that you won’t find in the history books – forget mad King George and his profligate … Continue reading

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More News!

Do you know how people lived in Georgian Britain? Most of them didn’t go to Bath to take the waters, nor live in towns. Most of them, 80%, worked on the land, were very poorly paid and lived in crowded … Continue reading

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New information revealed

We are working our way through transcribing the Surveyors of the Highways records that we have in our possession. They show both the people paying the poor rates and their assessment, and the accounts which give the names of the … Continue reading

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St Samson of Dol

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

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