What’s On

Talks, Presentations, Walks, Visits and Other Events for 2024

On Monday 19th February, the now celebrated double-act that is Roger Cowley and Harold Clarke (past and current Head Guides of Sherborne Abbey) will share with us The History of Sherborne Abbey: Part 2! If you enjoyed their last talk, you will certainly enjoy the next! This time, they will focus on the history of the Abbey from the Dissolution of the Monasteries to the present day.

Monday March 18th            The Sherborne Bombings – Steve Underwood and Vic Flintham

Monday April 15th              Some Forgotten Thatching – Graham Cook

Monday May 20th               The Barter Story – Howard Pell

Monday June 17th              The Village of Stowell and the Church of St Mary Magdalene

Monday July 15th                  Museum Artefacts – The Best Bits – Committee members

Moonday August 19th tbc

Monday September 16th The Portable Antiquities Scheme – Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Further dates to follow.

All talks take place in Church House on Bathwell Lane, starting at 7.30pm and last for approximately an hour. We ask for a suggested donation of £2 per member & £5 per non-member.

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Milborne Port History Day – Saturday 11th May 2024
More details to follow over the next few months but in the meantime, we are very excited to let you know that this is what we are hoping to present as a celebration of the rich cultural, social, architectural and industrial history of our lovely village:

– A village wide programme of history and heritage-based activities at various locations around the village, including the Town Hall, Church House, the Chapel Museum, The Tippling Philosopher, the Organ Museum and St. John’s Church.

– An exhibition of maps of the village spanning over two hundred years, including our very own gigantic tithe map of 1839 in all its glory.

We would like as many people, groups and organisations to be involved as possible. If you would like to help out in the preparation or on the day, please let us know! We will definitely need more ‘bodies’ than we have on our Committee! Or if you have a property that is of particular historical interest and would be prepared to be on-hand during the day to talk about it to passers-by, that would be great!

Spread the word and don’t plan to do anything else on the day! 😉

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

Every Summer we open the Museum every Sunday afternoon 2.30 pm-4.00 pm from the end of May to the end of August. However, if you would like to arrange a private visit at any other time, please contact Lesley Wray: lesmik71@gmail.com.

Can you help? Do you have a few hours to spare one Sunday afternoon (2.30-4.00 pm) next Summer? The museum will be open to the public 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.


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 

Please join our Facebook group so that we can keep you updated regarding all of our activities.

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