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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Music Festival Wartime Talk & Classical Evening

The Milford on Sea Music & Arts Festival have announced that as special two-part evening will be taking place on Wednesday the 18th July and entrance will be free. (If you are feeling generous you can make a donation on the door.)

The evening starts in the Church Hall at 6.45pm to 8pm with an entertaining and informative talk from the Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society on “Milford in the Great War”. this will bring this year’s festival theme of the "Poppy" into context. 

You can then move over to the church at 8pm, where Jonathan James of  the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra will take you on a whistle-stop tour of 250 years of classical music, from medieval monks to modern masterpieces. This will include fun illustrations on the piano and a pot pourri of audio excerpts, this light-hearted presentation will help you join the dots in classical music history and introduce you to whole new world of listening. Suitable for both the complete novice and seasoned concert-goers. 

Jonathan James is a freelance music educator who works in venues around the country to explain classical and jazz music. He also works as a creative workshop leader and presenter for orchestras, including the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic and BBC National Orchestra of Wales. 

Click here to book tickets to this wonderful musical evening at All Saints Church Hall. 

Milford on Sea Music & Arts Festival

Round the Island Race

If you have never seen the Round the Island Race you have missed a sailing spectacular.

One of the best places to view is Hurst Castle, and it is worth getting up early to see the hoards of boats racing to The Needles

Hurst Marine will be running ferries from Keyhaven from 7.30am on Satuday 7th July and refreshments will be available to spectators at the entrance to Hurst Castle. 

To find out more details please click here.

Hurst Castle

The Go Go Five at The Red Lion

Just spreading the word that The Go Go Five are at The Red Lion in Milford on Sea high street on Saturday!  (30th June 2018)

Showtime is 9pm for an Explosive Mix of Motown, '60s Soul, Jazz, Rock & Blues - and entry is free!

The Red Lion
32 High Street 
Milford on Sea 
SO41 0QD 

The Go Go Five
Ivan Chandler 07915 662030 

Evening Dessert Bar Now Open

Tony, the owner of Saltwater Cafe in the High Street, has come up with a innovative idea that many of us will find hard to resist.

The cafe is now open on Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm to 8pm serving waffles, ice cream sundaes and delicious milkshakes.

You know you deserve a treat, and now you can just wander into the village and have one!

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Saltwater Cafe
106 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QE
01590 643518

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Charity Shop raises £800

The Village Charity Shop send their thanks to all that went along to their recent Summer Sale in aid of the Community Centre.

The shop raised just over £800 from their wonderful customers. 

The Community Centre will ensure that many local people will benefit from the money raised.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Catch up with the village's past!

Milford on Sea's past is the key to understanding who we are and where we have come from and Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society (MOSHRS) has launched its new website for you to discover more. 

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You can now browse the history pages to uncover Milford's past. 

You can also, search the catalogue to discover old records from the society's archives, check out the publications that you can purchase, and find out about the activities which MOSHRS is working on. 

This new website is part of the Bringing History Home initiative, largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Here you will find house histories, accounts of significant families and residents, how our schools and healthcare developed, find out about our many organisations and businesses, explore local history trails and much more. 

The website hosts the catalogue to the society's archive of historical records. Today it contains nearly a fifth of all of the MOSHRS records and more will be added throughout the summer. 

If you have documents, photographs or objects from the past and which have a connection to Milford then you can add them to the archive through the website.

You can explore the new website at, and if you would like to join MOSHRS then please click here.

Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society (MOSHRS)

Coral Anniversary for Milford Floral Art Club

The Milford Floral Art Club is celebrating its Coral Anniversary (35th) this year and as part of the celebrations they had a very successful Open Meeting on the 14th June 2018.

The meeting was attended by members and guests numbering around 90 people, together with The National Demonstrator, Mrs Annette Urquhart, her talk title being 'The Sound of...…. Rhubarb'.

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The demonstration was followed by tea and cupcakes, with a large cupcake cut by the Area Chairman, Pauline Hurran, President Jan Marriott, Annette Urquhart herself and the club's Chairman Jackie Parker.

Milford Floral Art Club

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Apple Court Father's Day Offer

Apple Court Gardens are offering all Enjoy MoS News Bulletin readers a Fathers Day special - 25% off all plants for Dads brought to visit the gardens & nursery this weekend, as well as Annual Passes on sale for Dads for £10, instead of £12 - or simply take your Dad along to enjoy tea and cake whilst watching the koi carp in the Japanese Garden!

Apple Court Gardens is in nearby Hordle and they open 5 days a week. (Wednesday to Sunday - 10am to 4pm).

The nationally acclaimed Hampshire garden reopened in 2017 after 4 year closure and has gained fantastic feedback from locals and holidaymakers alike. 

It is great that we now have another lovely place to visit right on our doorstep.

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Featured in various international magazines, and Alan Titmarsh’s “Love Your Garden” on ITV, the garden is packed with unusual flowers, shrubs and trees from around the world. Visitors can enjoy an authentic Japanese Garden, a circular White Garden, sub tropical planting and famous collections of hostas and daylilies. 

Originally designed by renowned horticulturists, Emma and Gavin are gradually improving each area and planting new species.
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Tea, coffee and cakes are available to take to the lovely summer house or terrace.

Open 5 days a week, Wednesday to Sunday - 10am to 4pm. 

Visitors can also buy plants, many of which feature in the garden. Free entry to the nursery, £5 to the garden itself. 

If you have never visited I can vouch that it is a tranquil place and joy to see. Why not take a trip along to see for yourself.

Apple Court Garden
Hordle Lane, Lymington SO41 0HU
Instagram: @applecourtgarden

Contact Emma Taylor 07971 882317

Monday, 11 June 2018

Music to heal torture

Milford on Sea resident, Anthony Kirke has written regarding a charity he supports.

Anthony said: "There are many victims of torture who have escaped to the UK but who retain terrible psychological injuries. 'Freedom From Torture' is a UK charity which works effectively to heal these people.

Music has been found to be very helpful in this healing process. 

We have launched an appeal to buy them a sounding bowl which is a very simple, beautiful and easy to play musical instrument. 

Freedom From Torture’s music therapist said that he would be delighted to have such a fabulous simple instrument.

He would let his clients use it because they find music so calming and healing and without it some people may not recover at all.

We would be delighted if you would make a small contribution towards meeting our target of £2,000.

The maker of the bowl will be matching whatever contribution you make. So far we have more than a quarter of the funds we need.

If you would like to donate you can do so by clicking here - or send Judith and Anthony Kirke a cheque to 42 Keyhaven Road, Milford on sea, SO41 0QY 

More information on sounding bowls can be found at:

Sue on Wheels for Nightstop

On Sunday 24th June local Milford on Sea resident, sue Forward will be cycling a 50 mile trip starting at Ringwood on behalf of New Forest Nightstop. 

New Forest Nightstop provides emergency accommodation for homeless people aged 16+ in the homes of trained and approved host households around the New Forest. New Forest Nightstop was established in 2003 and is a team approach to homelessness. It is a voluntary service managed by Community First New Forest based at Ringwood and is affiliated to the national registered charity, Nightstop UK (

The primary aim of Nightstop is to enable homeless people to access safe, free, emergency accommodation in the host families at the beginning of a person’s homelessness, when need is most acute. Having worked with the homeless in Bournemouth and East Dorset Sue knows how important this support is, in order to improve people’s self-esteem and their life skills to work towards a more secure future. No person wakes up one morning and says “I know, I think I will be homeless today”. There is always a story to tell. 

If you would like to support her on the 24th June she would really love that. You can support Sue by clicking here.

New Forest Nightstop

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Volunteering at St Barbe Museum

St Barbe Museum in Lymington is currently looking to increase its band of volunteers.

They particularly need help in the Front of House teams at weekends, and with stewarding in the museum and art gallery.

There are already a number of volunteers from Milford, which is part of the area that is covered by the Museum's displays and collections. 

If you like working with people and would like to volunteer, you will find St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in New Street, Lymington, SO41 9BH, simply call in for more information - or email: - phone: 01590 676969

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Volunteers needed for Music Festival

If you would like to support a wonderful annual village event, the Milford Music & Arts Festival would love you to volunteer during the weekend of the festivities. 

There are a range of duties from answering queries on the help desk, serving at the bar to manning barriers and they all need your help!

Why not donate a few hours to having fun whilst you help your local community. 

For more information, please email:

Or visit the volunteer website to sign up by clicking here.

Chalk Paint Workshops at No64 Biscuit House

Glenn Harrison from No64 Biscuit House in the High Street has been in touch to tell us that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Workshops are coming to No64 Biscuit House from June.

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Glen said: "On April 25th we held our first Annie Sloan workshop here at No64 HQ, guest-presented by hugely experienced Annie Sloan regional manager Karen, for 6 of our lovely customers who had put them name down for the date/time when it was announced. It was so popular we could have filled the 6 space 3 times over! 

We're now fully accredited Annie Sloan Workshop Providers (see Glenn with Annie herself at Annie Sloan HQ recently) and this month we'll be launching our Workshop program with 'An Introduction to Annie Sloan Chalk Paints & Painting Techniques'. So whether you're a total novice, or a 'newbie' with questions, this workshop will teach you all of the basic techniques, and more, for up-cycling tired or reclaimed furniture, professionally, the Annie Sloan way! 

It's a 3 hour course and includes materials & refreshments, there are 6 places per course and all you need to bring is yourself, and an apron/clothes you don't mind potentially getting a splatter of paint on! 

Details will always be on our website - via the new Annie Sloan tab - which will be regularly updated with courses, dates & times, and where you'll be able to register your interest (or you can email us at Or, as many of you do, pop in regularly for an update, and to book your place (a course also makes a great gift for a friend or relative), and of course to buy your paints & accessories. 

We're so excited about this announcement, so let's get painting.....the Annie Sloan way!"