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Friday, 28 September 2018

Bringing More History Home

The Milford on Sea Historical Record Society (MOSHRS) website (click here) has more new material and here's how to find it. 

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On the home page you see an new section called Memory Lane have a look at the photos and memories of Milford-on-Sea many years ago. Click here.

These have been sent in by visitors to the site. If you have any photos and memories which you wish to share follow this link

More house histories have been added including a fascinating account of the Everton Grange Estate. Click here.

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Several former residents of Everton Grange have been added to our People and Families section. 

More records have been added to the online catalogue which now has nearly 2,000 for you to search. Click here.

You can also check out our events section at the bottom of the Home page and make a note of the date of MOSHRS AGM. Click here.

If you have any photos or digital records that you would like to add the village archive you can do so by clicking here

The Milford on Sea Historical Record Society is all about our village history so please help them in Bringing History Home if you can, or simply enjoy the website and discover more about this historical seaside village.

Milford on Sea Historical Record Society (MOSHRS)

Cat hit by car on Tuesday

We have been informed that a car hit a young black cat on Tuesday evening (25th September) around 6.10pm on Park Lane just before the Kivernell Road and Westover Road junction. 

Sadly, the cat was killed instantly and two kind ladies wrapped the cat up and took it to Forest Lodge vets. 

We do not like being the bearers of bad news, but if the owners don't know it may just put their minds at rest.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Quality Shines through at The Bay Trees

The Bay Trees were delighted to discover that after their annual assessment visit from the Visit England Assessor last week and the inspector confirmed that they had maintained their 5 star rating and Breakfast Award – the only Visit England 5 Star B&B in the new Forest Area. 

Then today they received unexpected extra news – the rating had been upgraded to a ‘Gold Award’ - this is given for “exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service”. 

The Gold Award is positive recognition of our endeavours running The Bay Trees and how their guests value staying with them.

Congratulations to Mark & Sarah. 

The Bay Trees 
8 High Street 
Milford on Sea 
SO41 0QD

Monday, 10 September 2018

Wildfire; The latest in The Hurst Chronicles

Local author, Robin Crumby has publish the third book in his series 'The Hurst Chronicles', a post-apocalyptic series set at Hurst Castle in the aftermath of a flu pandemic. 

Since reading John Wyndham's Day of the Triffids as a child, Robin became fascinated fascinated by end of the world dystopian literature.

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His latest volume tells the tale of an unstoppable virus. Humanity’s last stand has failed.

The book is described as; "Mad Max meets The Day of the Triffids" "Terrifyingly realistic." "A perfect blend of science fiction, history and social commentary."
'Wildfire' is now on sale on Amazon please click here to discover more.

Robin Crumby (Author)

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Hattie's Soup Saturday

Local schoolgirl, Harriet (Hattie) Foster is planning a volunteering trip to Nakuru, Kenya next year, along with a group of her school-friends. 

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While there, they will be building and teaching at a school which provides an education for children in deprived areas, working alongside a community project organised through the charity African Adventures.

Hattie is now in the process of fundraising for the trip, and one event she has organised is a 'Soup Saturday' on Saturday 22nd September 2018. There will also be a vegetable-themed raffle.

She has already has support from our local greengrocers, Village Veg to kick her fundraising off, and if you can pop down to All Saints' Church Hall on the 22nd September between 12noon and 2pm you can enjoy a tasty bowl of soup with crusty bread all for any donation you wish to give, anything given will help Hattie towards hitting her target.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Why ‘Men’s Shed’ is great for men

At the County Council, Cllr Fran Carpenter (Chair, Men’s Shed Steering Group & Hampshire County Councillor for New Milton North, Milford & Hordle) is a member of the select committee that looks at Public Health and she recently received a presentation about ‘Men’s Sheds'. 

Fran said: “I have to say that at first I was rather puzzled about the general idea, but the more I learned about it the more it occurred to me that a Men’s Shed would be incredibly valuable in the area. Hence the beginning of a local project which I hope will be a success. So, what does a messy old shed full of workshop tools have to do with men’s health? 

The health of men, particularly that of single men, or those who may have lost loved ones and find themselves alone in later life, has been identified as a huge concern in communities all over the country. Not only the physical health of men but also their mental health. Isolation and lack of contact with the outside world is one of the biggest causes of depression, and particularly so in men of all ages. That is not to say that women do not suffer from loneliness. But women often find it easier to initiate going out for a coffee with friends or to join clubs such as the WI, Zumba or even Weight Watchers, where they can chat and have fun together. It has been found that many men find socialising much harder.” 

A Men’s Shed is one way that men can find friendship and camaraderie amongst other like-minded people. Men working together on projects, learning new skills, sharing ideas and successes, helps general well-being and encourages a more active and fulfilling lifestyle. Sheds also offer a place to put the world to rights, to laugh and relax with other people. 

There is a national Men’s Shed Association ( and there are now close to 40 Men’s Sheds in Hampshire alone, all run by the Shedders who use them. If you would like to become part of the ‘Men’s Shed brigade’ in this area, and help to get a new Shed started, please get in touch with Fran (contact details below). 

On Thursday 20th September, there is a public meeting about the project at New Milton Memorial Centre, Whitefield Road, in that evening at 7pm where they will have speakers from existing Men’s Sheds. Do come along and find out more. (NB: Women also welcome - if you enjoy a bit of DIY!) 

Cllr Fran Carpenter 
Chair, Men’s Shed Steering Group & Hampshire County Councillor for New Milton North, Milford & Hordle