Exhibition 28 – 30 August 2021

“The times they wuz a’changin’ – Milton Abbas then and now”.

Our exhibition DID take place in the Reading Rooms and south aisle of St James church from Saturday 28th to Monday 30th August.

Thanks to the Old Town Project team who worked so hard in researching and bringing this exhibition to the public. Thanks too to everyone who helped with stewarding and exhibits.

It was great to meet all our visitors and to share our enthusiasm for the history of this amazing place. This was matched by some generous donations. 

It has been exciting to research the lives of Milton Abbas people in Georgian times when great changes were taking place in society, and, in addition, Milton Abbas had to deal with its own upheavals.

Actually, when I think about it, the moving of the roads, the destruction of the town, the building of the model village, the building of the dam and lake, the Capability Brown landscape, are all of national significance to our cultural heritage and should be more widely known and recognised.

From the House of Lords to the Milton Abbas poor house – we had it covered.

A fuller report will be available later.

Thanks for coming.