Milford Calendar Now On Sale

The Milford & Makeney Calendar – put together by webmaster and photographer Ashley Franklin – is at last on sale.

It’s available from Milford Store, Social Club, Holly Bush, Baptist Church and Milford School.

It’s also available online so if you are maybe an ex-pat of Milford & Makeney living elsewhere in the country or abroad, you can order a calendar here and have it shipped to you.

As usual, unlike most calendars that are made up of single scenic images, Ashley wanted to reflect the life of the community so there are several montages of events that have taken place in 2015, including the Derwent Pulse involving pupils from Milford School, the May Day celebration, Quiz Night at the King Williams, Milford Open Gardens and the Baptist Church Flower Festival.

Other images include the award-winning Angelo’s, Makeney Hall (how many residents have seen this splendid historic building from the back?), a view of Milford in the snow, and the superb hanging baskets at the Social Club.

For the first time since the calendar was produced – in 2012 – Ashley has chosen a cover image that doesn’t include our iconic mill chimney.  Instead, he opted to take a photo as the sun lit up both the Social Club and the ‘Hovis’ building next door which is also an iconic part of the village.

There is a very poignant image for the November page.  As webmaster, Ashley was sent a colourised portrait of Private Abner Sanders, the first Milford soldier to be killed in action in World War I. His is the only name on the village memorial from 1914.  Ashley has made the portrait part of a montage where he has merged it with the memorial inscription, the memorial cross itself and an image of Belper Mill as taken from the World War I poppy field on The Chevin.  It also includes the news of Private Sanders’ death as recorded in the Alfreton Journal.

Here are the 12 calendar photos.  Click on any one to see it reproduced larger.

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