What’s On

Talks, Presentations and Walks for 2022

All talks take place in Church House on Bathwell Lane, starting at 7.30pm and last for approximately an hour.

Our plans for The Jubilee Party in the Port
At the Party in the Port in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the Milborne Port History & Heritage Group are holding a stall with our own publications for sale and a sale of second hand history books, so bring plenty of cash! There will also be an exhibition about Milborne Port in 1952/3 and the celebrations for the Coronation, along with other items about local history.A larger Coronation exhibition will be on show in the museum throughout June.

Monday 20th June
John Fanning & Lesley Wray take A Guided Tour Round St John’s Church, followed by The Group’s Annual General Meeting. We will meet at Church House at 7.30pm, Lesley and John will be explaining the history of the building from Anglo Saxon times to today.  Come along and find out who Regenbald was, discover the connection between John Skelton and Eric Gill, and see how the church has changed over the years. The Tour will be followed by the AGM our Annual General Meeting in Church House.

Thursday 14th July
A guided visit to the gardens at Ven House. The window is now open for non-members to buy tickets for this event. The afternoon tour starts at 2:30 pm and is almost full; however, there are places available for the morning visit starting at 10:30 am. Tickets are £15.00 per head, which will include morning/afternoon tea, sandwiches and cakes. Please e-mail or call Lyn Harrison for further information and to reserve your place:  mphhgroup@gmail.com 01963 251549.

Monday 18th July
John Rickard is ‘The House Whisperer’

Monday 15th August
Down Memory Lane, A Social Evening Of Reminiscences

Monday 19th September
Nathalie Hetherington & Lesley Wray talk about Newtown

Monday 17th October
Allan Bunyan talks about the Civil war in Somerset

Monday 21st November
Harold Clarke talks about Sherborne Abbey

There will be more information on all of these nearer the time.

To find out about the walks, talks and activities that have already taken place, follow this link: http://milborneporthistory.org.uk/past-events/

Chapel Museum

We open the Museum every Sunday afternoon 2.30 pm-4.00 pm from 29th May to 28th August. However, if you would like to arrange a private visit at any other time, please contact Lesley Wray on lesmik71@gmail.com.

Can you help? Do you have a few hours to spare one Sunday afternoon (2.30-4.00 pm) between 29th May and 28th August? The museum will be open to the public at these times with a member of the Committee on duty but it would great to have another history-minded person to keep us company. If you are willing, please let us know by contacting Lesley Wray: lesmik71@gmail.com.

Annual General Meeting

Our next AGM will be on Monday 20th June 2022.

If you have a specific interest you would like us to investigate we would love to hear from you so please do get in touch with us at mphhgroup@gmail.com 

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