History Group

South Milton Local History Group meets monthly, except August, in the village hall at 7.30pm. Non-members are assured of a warm welcome.

Dates for 2016 are: February 5; March 4; April 1; May 6; June 3; July 1; September 2; October 14; November 4; December 2.

Dates for 2017 are: January 6; February 3; March 3; April 7; May 5; June 2; July 7; September 1; October 6; November 3; December 1.

Members have researched the lives and service histories of the eight men whose names appear on the village war memorial, and so far have uncovered the names of more than 50 who returned from the conflict. There is no known list of the names of the men from the village who served in the war. This research is now available on this website.

We have provided information about village landmarks for a parish map produced by the parish council, and have researched field names, past and present, throughout the parish. Several exhibitions have been mounted, the most recent being as part of the village's commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

A major ongoing feature is the setting up of a village photographic archive using IT equipment purchased with grants from the parish council and the Lottery Awards for All scheme.

If you are interested in finding out more about the history of the village you will be welcomed at any of our meetings.

Graham Collyer, chairman (01548 560932)

 

Calling old South Miltonians wherever you are. If you were born in the village, or lived here at some time in your life, and would like to share you memories with the history group, please get in touch at grahamcollyer46@gmail.com