World War 1 Exhibition
Exhibitions will be in Reading Rooms and St James Church, Milton Abbas, 5 to 7 Oct 2018. Refreshments will be available. Click here for latest news.
Can your help us?
Click here to see a list of all the Milton Abbas men who fought in WWI. Is your ancestor on the list? If so, we would love to hear from you. Do you have any photographs, stories or artefacts to share with us.
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A lovely view of The Street of Milton Abbas nestled in its valley. Unfortunately this is not how Capability Brown intended it. It was meant to be much more open with a clear view from this spot across the … Continue reading
This book is out of date, it was published in 1984, the days before the internet. I borrowed it from Libraries West. It is out of print but can be bought for £0.01 plus p&p. In spite of this … Continue reading
The only remaining evidence of the Anglo-Saxons at Milton Abbas is this stump of a market cross. It has no display board pointing out its importance to the history of the community. It is sad to see such a lack … Continue reading
There is precious little evidence that Milton Abbas was occupied in Anglo-Saxon times, but this is one fragment that is definitely of this period. It was in the Abbey with the other stone fragments. I’m not sure where it is … Continue reading
We already have the list of 136 names in Milton Abbas because they were printed in a book edited by Edward Alexander Fry, Dorset Records Vol 12, available for free download at http://www.archive.org, but now images of the original two … Continue reading
After transcribing the Churchwardens, and Overseers of the Poor books the spelling and language are of interest – there was no dictionary to standardise spelling – so people just wrote as they heard and spoke; there are words which the … Continue reading
A big thank you to our transcribers who are adding to the history of Milton Abbas. And a big thank you to one of our members who has allowed us access to these nearly 250 years old stories. The Overseers … Continue reading
We have a semi-permanent display in the south aisle of St James’ Church, Milton Abbas. Alongside the display is a Visitors Book so that those interested in the history of Milton Abbas or having ancestors from here can leave there … Continue reading
This morning Josie Hagan from Bournemouth University carried out a magnetometry survey around St Catherine’s Chapel. We look forward to seeing the results. The earthworks surrounding St Catherine’s Chapel are a mystery, and several legends have built up around them. … Continue reading