The Milton Abbas Local History Group will be having an exhibition of their work in the Reading Rooms, Milton Abbas on 16 – 17 Sep 2017, 10am – 3 pm. It will be free and you will be able to see and discuss what we have been up to over the past 12 months.
Milton Abbey Summer Exhibition
From 7 Jul to 31 Aug there will be an exhibition of art work in the south aisle of the Abbey, and a history exhibition in the north aisle.
Many Milton Abbas Local History Group members will be stewarding the exhibitions.
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.