Tag: history

Historic Maps Side by Side

A few weeks ago we mentioned we had taken old maps of the village from the National Library of Scotland side by side map archive. We perhaps understated how marvellous their web site is. This screen shot of Milton should give you an idea (although sadly shrunk to fit the space available – the maps […]

New Historic Maps

We have just updated our A History of Milton in Maps to add two new maps: a 6″ to 1 mile map from the turn of the last century and a 1:25K map from just post World War 2. Both of these are based on screen shots of the rather excellent National Library of Scotland […]

Lorraine Whyley

Lorraine Whyley, née Townsend and great, great granddaughter of William Easy and Sarah Ann Coulson (the last three of which are, collectively, family names very familiar in the village) came to Milton on 20th November and found three graves of members of her family. She would like to thank all the ladies of the under […]

Milton through Time

A new paperback book on Milton called Milton through Time, ‘From Stone Age to Science Park’ by Derek Booth the Parish Archaeological Warden for Milton has just been published. The book deals with a review of all the archaeology of Milton in relation to the evolution of the village, its landscape changes, people, buildings notably […]

The Ghost of Milton Hall

While doing some research on the history of Milton Hall we came across Violet Tweedale, a Scottish author, poet, and spiritualist who lived in the hall with her husband Clarens some time around 1900. In 1919 she published a book called Ghosts I Have Seen and Other Psychic Experiences. It includes a story about a […]

A History of the Parish of Milton

We mentioned here recently that we now had “The Story of Milton, or Middleton, Cambridgeshire, From Early Times” by KP Humphries on the village web site. We also have online a copy of the earlier and more heavyweight work “A History of the Parish of Milton in the County of Cambridgeshire” which was written by […]

The Story of Milton or Middleton

Back in the early 1960s Ken Humphries, who at various times was district councillor for Milton and clerk to the parish council, wrote and published a ten page booklet called “The Story of Milton or Middleton” which he sold in the village for two shillings and sixpence. Some time ago we were lucky enough to […]

Information About Abbeystone House

Ray and Jan have recently moved into Abbeystone House, 3 High Street opposite the parade of shops, and they are interested to find out more about their house. If anyone has any information about its history which they would be willing to share they would be very grateful to hear from you. You can contact […]

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