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.For the Programme of meetings click here. Our next meeting is on Wed 4 December 2019.
February 5th 2020 History of Clothing – What your Ancestors Wore – Anne Litchfield
23 – 25 May Reading Rooms and St James Church ‘The Times they wuz a changin’ :Life in a Georgian Dorset Village’
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.