History Group

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

Meetings in 2019 are on February 1; March 29; June 7; September 6; November 1.

Members have researched the lives and service histories of the eight men whose names appear on the village war memorial, and have discovered that 66 men with a South Milton connection served in the First World War, including 44 who were born in the parish. The research is now available on this website.

To mark the centenary of the end of the war, there will be an exhibition in the village hall around a lunch organised by the village hall committee on Sunday, November 11. The exhibition will be moved to the parish church from November 12.

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, including one as part of the village's commemoration of the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

A 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, and would like to share you memories with the history group, please get in touch at grahamcollyer46@gmail.com