Milton Abbas Local History Group
WW1 Exhibition 5 – 7 Oct 2018
Milton Abbey Summer Exhibition 2018
The Milton Abbas Local History Group meet on the first Wed of the month Oct – June at 19:00 in the Reading Rooms Milton Abbas. Membership is £10pa.
Our next meeting is on Wed 6 Feb 2018, This will focus on the history of the Old Town of Milton Abbas, what the Overseers of the Poor and Churchwardens tell us of life then.
BBC will broadcast their programme on Milton Abbas history on
Monday 26thNov 2018 7:30pm BBC One local.
The series of six programmes “Villages” will be broadcast in the New Year
Are you interested in exploring old documents?
You can help us by transcribing documents and audio recordings. We already have transcribers around the world who are working on Churchwardens Books and Overseers of the Poor Books. The pages are shared using Google docs, although MyAirBridge, One Drive or Dropbox is also possible.
Although we are a local history group, we are carrying out family and social history research to see how the ordinary people lived, how they were treated, their economic fortunes, religious beliefs, health, demographics, etc. We are particularly interested in the mobility of families in the 18th century.