Welcome to the website for Milford & Makeney

MMCG LogoThe purpose of this site is to provide useful, important and interesting news, information and insight for residents and visitors, with the hope of enriching the life of the village, and the aim of bringing our community closer together.  Want to be involved?  Help with maintaining the site would be very welcome.  Email webmaster@milford-makeney.org



Eclipse Milford March 20 2015Did you capture the solar eclipse?  Here is webmaster Ashley’s effort.  A shame it clouded over but it was still exciting to behold.  Ashley only had time to take the one shot but, if several residents managed to take some good pictures and could email them to him then he will consider putting a montage together for the Milford & Makeney 2016 calendar.  So, let’s see your pics

Rev David Railton


Farewell to Rev. David Railton, Vicar of Milford.  He says he is ‘sorry to be leaving.’ Read more here


Latest News: the Holly Bush has been voted Amber Valley CAMRA Pub of the Year.  Read more here


Milford Telephone Box 001Milford’s old red telephone box project has finally been completed.  Fully restored, it’s now a public information and book, DVD, CD swap point.  Why not drop by if you’re passing and experience the total K6 effect?

Read more here about our phone box project and see how other phone boxes have been transformed.  Like these…



Chevin Brae - Spring 002Spring is surely in the air as three of our news ‘posts’ (see left) are about gardens, headed by news of an Open Garden in Milford on March 29… read about it here



Motorbikes in MakeneyA fascinating old photo has been sent to the Webmaster.  It was taken just before the War at Makeney Garage. To read more, click here




THE MILFORD CALENDAR 2015 has now sold out.

However, you can purchase prints of any of the monthly images.  Click here to view the images.  Below is the March page, showing the Holly Bush.  They must surely have the best hanging baskets in British pubdom.  Don’t forget the Beer Festival: March 26th to the 28th, with 25 award-winning ales.


Milford Calendarf 2015 003

Derwent Pulse - Milford 037THE DERWENT PULSE – click here to see images from this art project which involved pupils from Milford Primary School.





Are you a local business who would like to be placed in our website?  Just email me your details.  An entry in our Business pages is free, though if you would like to place an ad box similar to the one you see on the left, the cost is only £12.  For that, your ad will be visible on this Home Page for a whole month, and your £12 will help pay for the maintenance costs of the website.



The News & Events box to your left will keep you up to date with what is going on – and coming up! The Menu tabs above open up lots of ‘sub-menus’, extra pages which fall under the main menu headings.  For instance, hold your cursor on the Information tab (or the box to the right) and you will see pages which, with one click, will lead you to information about essential and useful resources provided in the village and beyond e.g. schools, shops, pubs, public footpaths, churches, restaurants, residential homes, places to stay, doctors’ surgeries and MP surgeries, bus times and businesses. The Activities tab will reveal all the organisations and interest groups in the village – everything from Maypole Promotions to the Knit Knatter Club. The History tab mines the area’s rich heritage seam and we hope, in time, to make this area of the website a substantial archive. Bear with us! At the moment, the site is not fully developed. We have a lot of information to insert and will be working hard to continually add fresh pages. Which takes us to this… Appeal Please let us know if there any inaccuracies to this website.  We would also like to hear from you if you can help in any way to improve the site.  Is there some useful information you can add?  Maybe you run a business or are part of an activity in the village that we ought to know about?  Perhaps you have some reminiscences of Milford and Makeney life along with some old photos?  Here is the webmaster’s email address again: webmaster@milford-makeney.org

With thanks to the Milford & Makeney Community Group for promoting the establishment of this website and to Ashley Franklin for sponsoring and managing the site.