Our WWI group are busy researching the people of Milton Abbas for our exhibition 5 – 7 Oct 2018.
There is information on the people on our War Memorial here.
We have now confirmed the dates in the Reading Rooms and St James Church, Milton Abbas for 5 to 7 Oct 2018. Refreshments will be available. Watch this space for more news as our research expands.
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 2 Oct 2018, which will be our AGM followed by a report on our progress on the Old Town Project. All are welcome
Members and their partners will be exploring the Scheduled Monument of the Deserted Town of Milton Abbas on Sat 14 July 2018, followed by a BBQ.
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.