May Day Celebrations – Saturday May 10th

Welcome to the website for Milford and Makeney which has just celebrated its first anniversary and its 2000th visitor. Update: the number of visitors in the last month is a record 411, making it 2,725 visitors in the first 14 months.

The 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




New to the website: Bus timetables.  Click here to your guide to the Sixes!



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The Milford Calendar 2014 is still available at the reduced price of £3.95 direct from the photographer Ashley Franklin.  Email him here to get hold of one.  Note: All proceeds from these future sales will go to Dave & Anne Pitt in the village who are raising money for Parkinson’s UK. 

The photos depict various aspects of community life including the May Day celebrations, our revitalised playground, the ‘beach resort’ beside the Derwent, dog-walking on The Chevin and the steam trains that regularly chuff through.

To see all 12 calendar images, click here

04 AprilPictured above is the April page, depicting steam trains passing through Milford.   From now on, we will be bringing you news of all steam train appearances, so keep checking this 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:

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. 

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