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Friday, 16 February 2018

The History of Music in Milford - Can you help?

A local Milford on Sea resident has approached us as she has been asked to write an article and then research further about the history of music in Milford.

If you can help or provide information/photos/videos etc please email Jenanda at:

To start things off, below are some pictures of the Milford Mummers.

click here to read more about the Milford Mummers

Milford Mummers - 1953
Pictures Courtesy of Bob Braid, Milford on Sea Historical Record Society
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Milford Mummers - Approx 2013
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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Donation to Community First Responders from The Cave

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The Cave wine shop & bar in Church Hill, Milford on Sea prides itself on being a part of the community so, for this New Year, owner/manager John Crouch created a huge prize hamper of products from the bar and shop and all the staff joined in to sell as many raffle tickets as they possibly could. 

When the raffle was drawn, their efforts had raised nearly £300 which they donated to the Milford on Sea Community First Responders. Conrad Curtis and John Blessing visited to receive the cheque and thank John and his team for their splendid efforts. 

Community First Responders (CFRs) are volunteers who operate as part of South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) and receive funding only though charitable donations from the community. Training is provided by SCAS and CFRs can find themselves being deployed to a range of incidents from falls to heart attacks, strokes and breathing difficulties. 

The idea being that because they live in the community they can get to an incident very quickly when time is of the essence. Conrad Curtis said “we are really rather grateful to the efforts of John and his team. Kitting out a CFR is a significant outlay but it genuinely saves lives.” Milford CFRs are looking for new recruits so if you would like to know more why not call us on 01590 644393. You can make a difference.

About the Milford on Sea Community Responders

Milford on Sea has an established Community First Responders group which was established in 2017.

The Community First Responders support the South Central Ambulance Service and get deployed to appropriate emergency calls in the village. All are volunteers who donate their time and expertise for free. The group has been founded by Ross Woolgar, Terri Newton and Conrad Curtis.

The advantage of Community First Responders is that in many cases they can get there before the paramedics and commence life saving emergency treatment at the earliest opportunity, which significantly improves patients chances of survival.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Appetite Kitchen at Holland's of Milford

Jason & Adie, from Appetite for Adventure and Milford on Sea food company, have their own range of chutneys, relishes etc. under their own brand: 'The Appetite Kitchen.' 

Last week Paul and Maureen at Holland’s of Milford started to stock the brand and Adie and his team are delighted. 

Appetite for Adventure are also local caterers and keen supporters of local producers and suppliers. As caterers they work with a lot of charities, locally and nationally and have some very exciting events coming up where they are travelling further afield, taking local produce with them and championing the New Forest. 

They are also very proud and active members of the New Forest Marque and Adie is actually on the Board of the Marque doing whatever she can in any spare time to help their partners across many different categories. 

Adie also set up “The New Forest Hamper Company” a couple of years ago, again to team up with other local producers of many different items across food, drink, craft and pampering and it’s been really well received. Ultimately the guys at Appetite for Adventure are keen to encourage people to support local –and their strapline is “Every Purchase Supports A Local Producer”.

To find out more, please visit their website below, or pop into Holland's to try some of their locally made produce.

Appetite for Adventure – A Taste of the Great Outdoors
0330 400 0405
Unit 10, Laundry Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0WJ

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Mother’s Day at Muffins Galore

Fancy treating mum for Mother's Day?

Then it is worth considering visiting Sarah & Si at Muffins Galore at Braxton Gardens where they will be serving afternoon tea.

To book, please contact Sarah on:

Muffins Galore
Braxton Gardens, Lymore Lane, Milford on Sea, SO41 0TX
01590 643633


Sunday, 4 February 2018

Valentines at The White Horse

The new manager at The White Horse, Sarah Owen, together with the pub's new chef are delighted to launch their Valentines Menu (Click image below)

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Chocolate Ganache Doughnuts - yummy!

Early booking is advisable. To book, please contact: or call: 01590 641445

The White Horse
16 Keyhaven Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QY

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Bringing History Home

On 25th January at the AGM of the Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society [MOSHRS] chairman, Chris Hobby, announced the start of Bringing History Home. 

This is an initiative aimed at encouraging the local community to find out and contribute to our rich heritage. 

Chris Sanders presented an early view of the new website which will carry the catalogue for the archive of over 8,000 records which the Society manages. The initiative will include telling the history of houses around the parish, setting out history trails and encouraging local organisations, groups, clubs and businesses to add their history records to the archive. 

MOSHRS has been awarded an £8,700 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant, made possible through money raised by National Lottery players, together with contributions from the Parish Council and from MOSHRS itself. 

“We are delighted to have received the support of National Lottery players as well as our Parish Council. We look forward to Bringing History Home to all our community.” Chris Hobby, chairman of MOSHRS.

About Bringing History Home 

Bringing History Home focuses on making over 100 years of local records readily accessible to the community of Milford-on-Sea as well as for those around the world who have connections with Milford-on-Sea. Talks and displays will be used to familiarise our community with on-line access to Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society catalogue using the new website. Local organisations will have the opportunity to learn about our archive, how to access it and how to contribute to it. the Milford-on-Sea Historical Record Society website will provide downloadable guides for locally important historical buildings and trails. 

All those interested in being part of this exciting initiative starting early in 2018 should contact Chris Sanders at

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Vacancy At  The Charity Shop

The village Community Centre have the following vacancy below:

Charity Shop Manager

The part time role is equivalent to 3 days per week and supported by 2 assistants and a team of experienced volunteers.

Salary is £11,560 pa plus a significant bonus opportunity and the position is pensionable.

Applications should be made by 31 January.

Please apply to Bob Bishop preferably by email at: 

or to: Bob Bishop, Milford on Sea Community Centre, 9 Sea Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0PH.

Interviews will be held in the first half of February.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Free Gigs by New Forest Big Band

The New Forest Big Band are performing a number of Free Gigs at the South Lawn Hotel throughout this year.

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The band play a variety of music from the big band era, including: Glenn Miller, Ted Heath and Joe Loss

The evenings takes place on the majority of Thursday evening and full details can be found at:  

The South Lawn bar will be open, as will their restaurant should you wish to complete your evening with a tasty meal.

New Forest Big Band

South Lawn Hotel

Saturday, 20 January 2018

New Team at The White Horse

The White Horse, have brand new staff, brand new management, brand new chef and a brand new menu. 

Sarah Owen and her team are looking forward to welcoming customers both old and new for a drink.

The new food menu is currently being completed and we will let you know when it is being served. (Aimed to be around beginning of February.)

The White Horse
16 Keyhaven Road, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QY

Total Voice to Host The Blackheath Choirs

Local singers Total Voice Chamber Choir were lucky enough to travel to London in December 2016 to sing Messiah with choirs from the Blackheath Centre for Singing. 

Now it is time for a ‘return match’. The Blackheath choirs will be travelling from the Big Smoke to Milford to join Total Voice in a performance of Faure’s Requiem on 10 March at All Saints Church. It promises to be an evening of inspiring and beautiful music. 

The Total Voice team are looking forward to giving their visitors a very warm welcome and showing them the delights Milford.

Tickets are available at the Community Centre box office and online

Find out more at

Rugby and Burgers at The Wash House

The Wash House in Milford on Sea High Street will be showing all of the Six Nations rugby matches, and they will also serving their menu of burgers made at La Perle.

Rugy with a burger, sounds good to me!

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The Wash House
27 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF

Friday, 19 January 2018

The Wash House are looking for bar staff

The Wash House are looking for bar staff for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The role has a good hourly wage. Experience preferred but not essential. 

Please contact Duncan to discuss further: 01590 644665 (Bar) or 07889 812076.

The Wash House
27 High Street, Milford on Sea, SO41 0QF

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Free Minibus Service to continue in 2018

The Milford on Sea Charitable Trust is continuing to run the free minibus service between Milford and Everton, on Tuesday mornings, with two trips each way. Residents can travel in either direction with pick up points by arrangement. Just ring to arrange. 

Please feel free to use the service and encourage others to do so. Local groups can also use the minibus by arrangement.

The Milford on Sea Charitable Trust are grateful to the generous support of Hillyfield Rest Home for the use of their bus. The Trust are raising funds for a permanent minibus for the village if this trial is successful. Donations are welcome.

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Sophie Launches New Catering Business

Milford on Sea resident, Sophie Bence has launched a new business; 'Sophie the Private Chef', offering fresh home-cooked food delivered to your door for every occasion. The service is ideal for birthday celebrations, dinner parties to fuss-free mid-week dinners you can pop in the oven.

Trained at Bath School of Cookery, Sophie who has lived in the village for more than fivw years has a particular passion for creating home-made simple but flavoursome food, catering for any dietary requirement.

Sophie said; "I can provide anything from restaurant quality food within the comfort of your own home, to buffet food, cakes and desserts, private dinner parties on yachts and cookery demonstrations.

To find out more about Sophie's business contact her below: 

Sophie the Private Chef
01590 643820 or 07931 578696

Music Festival Help Needed

The Milford on Sea Music Festival Committee are struggling to find someone who can provide a risk assessment for the festival and they welcome anyone who could help them out.

If you can help, please contact: Nova Milesko, Committee Chair at

Milford Arts & Music Festival

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Discover the history of Milford on Sea

One of the oldest societies in the village is The Milford on Sea Historical Record Society which was formed in 1909. 

The purpose of the society is to research local history and preserve records of Milford on Sea. They have wealth of records in various forms: maps, photographs, books & transcripts of early records.

The society meets on a regular basis throughout the year, and have a number of excellent speakers already booked for this year.

Everyone is welcome to go along to the meetings which are held at All Saints Church Hall, Greenbanks Close Milford on Sea at 7.45pm. Complimentary Coffee, Tea or Soft Drinks are available from 7.15 pm.

Membership of the Society is open to all and the Annual Subscription, covering all Talks is great value at £10 per year. Visitors are charged £4.00 per visit.

Why not pop along and discover some fascinating history of this historic village.

For more information please contact:
Mark Clayson: 01590 642186 - 07778 395472 -

Milford on Sea Historical Record Society Programme 2018

Thursday 25th January
Annual General Meeting followed by talk on ‘Bringing History Home’ by Chris Sanders

Thursday 29th March
‘Local Tithe Maps’ by Geraldine Beech & Pauline Shirley

Thursday 31st May
‘Destination Disaster’ by Jill Daniels. The drama of the Titanic, Southampton, the tragedy, the heroes

Thursday 5th July
Summer Outing to Wakehurst Place, Ardingley, W.Sussex. A National Trust Property which also hosts the RHS Seed Bank

Thursday 27th September 
‘Admiral Sir Richard Holmes 1668-1692 Captain-Governor of the Isle of Wight’ by Kevin Shaw

Thursday 29th November 
‘The End of World War I and its repercussions’ By Chris Hobby & Bob Braid

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Milford RNLI Launch Programme of Events

Anyone that is already a member of the Milford on Sea branch of the RNLI will know it is a very active and social group who raise funds for a worthy cause whilst having a good time.

Below is their list of events for 2018, and if you would like to join, membership is just £5 per household.

For more information please contact Membership Secretary; Daphne Jones on

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Milford Gardeners' Club Publishes 2018 Programme

Milford Gardeners' Club have published their Programme for 2018.

The club meets on Wednesday evenings at 7pm (unless otherwise stated) at All Saints Church Hall, Greenbanks Close, Milford on Sea, SO41 0SD. New members are always warmly welcomed.
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For more information, please contact club secretary for more details: 
Jean Robinson: 01425 612287 -

Milford Bauble Competition Winners

Six budding artists from Milford on Sea Primary School can look forward to extra presents this Christmas after winning a competition to design a festive bauble for a local estate agents.

Collins & Butler set youngsters the challenge of creating a unique festive decoration to adorn their office Christmas tree for a chance to win a selection of toy vouchers.

Jason Withers, of Collins & Butler, said: “Altogether we had around 50 baubles created by the children and we were very impressed with the standard of entries. It was a very difficult job choosing the winning six designs.”

The competition was run in two sections for infant and junior-aged children, with three prizes of £50, £25 and £15 in each group. 

The winners were Martha Morley, India Vane, Jodie Back, Frances Waters, Gabriella Nicholson and Elsie Smith.

Saltwater Cafe Open Boxing Day

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Saltwater Cafe in Milford on Sea High Street will be open on Boxing Day from 9am to 1pm.

Why not pop in for a tasty breakfast, morning coffee with a treat, or a light lunch.

What can be better than a wander around the village after the Christmas festivities, the exercise will be just what is needed after Christmas Day!

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