History and Heritage Society Milborne Port
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Chapel at the Cemetery
Wheathill Lane
Milborne Port
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Milborne Port History and Heritage Group

Our group has been going for about two years and in that time we have secured the use of the Chapel at the Milborne Port  cemetery, by kind permission of the Town Council, which we open regularly throughout the summer with regular exhibitions. 

Once a month we hold open talks at Church House, which are regularly attended by 30 - 40 people, and they cover a variety of subjects connected to the village and surrounds.  We also run a series of short walks around the village on summer evenings and also several longer walks.

We have produced three booklets, one is a history of St Johns, Milborne Port and the other two cover the service records, lives and service of those who gve their lives in the service of the country during  the two World Wars.

In November we are planning an exhibition in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall to commemorate the ending of the Great War along with several displays in the Museum and walks around the village. We will be focusing not only who gave their lives but also those who returned to the village and how the village coped during the war years and it's aftermath.  We have also been fortunate in being awarded four silhouettes by the charity 'There but not there'.

Remembering the Armistice

With 2018 being the centenary of the end of World War One, the History and Heritage Group are planning an exhibition in the Town hall over the weekend of 10th and 11th November.  We also hope to have some other activities tied in with this and more information will be available closer to the time.  

The charity ‘There But Not There’ is the 2018 Armistice project for the charity Remembered.  It supports the work of the following charities:

  • The Royal Foundation
  • Walking With the Wounded
  • Combat Stress
  • Help for Heroes
  • Project Equinox: Housing Veterans and Medical Students
  • Commonwealth War Graves Foundation

To raise funds, "There But Not There" produces various clear acrylic silhouettes of ‘Tommies’ and through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund they were able to provide some communities with fully funded grants to purchase silhouettes to hold their own remembrance event.

The Milborne Port History and Heritage Group applied for four of these figures and we are pleased to announce that we have been granted all four.

If you have any information or photographs relevant to people from Milborne Port who served in World War One, please let us know.