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


001LATEST NEWS… Would you like to open your garden to the public this summer?  If you have a garden you are proud of, you have the chance of raising some funds for the Red Cross.  See more 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.

‘I probably said this last year,’ says the calendar photographer Ashley Franklin, ‘but I really feel this calendar is the best yet.  Ironically, what has got me particularly excited is the one image that isn’t mine – the aerial view of Milford, taken by a pro photographer pal of mine Craig Ibbotson with his drone (see below).


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Other monthly pages show Hopping Hill Meadow in the snow, a colourful May Day montage (are YOU in one of the pictures?), a montage of the Starving For Art concert at Holy Trinity Church, the Holly Bush Inn with its amazing hanging baskets, the King William at night and a painterly autumn scene by the weir.’

There are a few copies of the calendar still available from Milford Store, Holly Bush and King William, price £8.95.

Ashley would like to thank all 12 sponsors of the pages.  Most of the proceeds from the calendar will go towards the running of the Milford Website.

To view all 12 calendar images, click here


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






To read the latest Newsletter from Milford & Makeney Community Group, click here MMCG Newsletter 8-2014


Did you know that there are now 9 businesses in place at the RIVERSIDE BUSINESS CENTRE?  Read more here.  Also, if you live in a house close to the centre, you could earn some money allowing Centre business people to use your car parking space.


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.


picture6BLOOMING MILFORD have been very busy recently.  Click here to go to the group’s own page to read about the improvements made to Milford & Makeney.  Pictured is a mass of rhubarb on the Triangle.  You’re invited to go and pick some.  if you do, come back to visit the Blooming Milford page and get some lip-smacking rhubarb recipes.

Milford May Day 2014 081In spite of one very heavy shower, the MAY DAY celebrations were a great success with a good turnout along the parade route and plenty pouring in to the May Fair at the school. To see nearly 100 photos from the day, click here.

Milford May Day 2014 060Message sent by Jen Banx: Once again, what a superb day! The band, procession and maypole were enjoyed by all and the Maids of the Mill excelled again.

I just wanted to say a huge thankyou to whoever created the beautiful crocheted flowers, creatures and cobwebs that have decorated the village. The memorial looks superb too – and shows how much as a community we really care. Well done to all involved.



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.