Mile Oak Revisited

Photo:Re-united friends in Mile Oak 2008

Re-united friends in Mile Oak 2008

Photo by Tony Mould

Meeting in July 2010

July 2010 Reunion

In July 2008 we held a very successful reunion for the people who grew up in Mile Oak during the 1930's, 1940's and early 1950, some 50 or more old Mile Oakers together with their families attended. It has therefore been decided to hold another reunion this year [2010] on Sunday 25th July at Mile Oak Farm with arrivals any time after 11.15am.

A BBQ this time

This time we will be having a BBQ with food being ready from about 12 noon. There will be a charge, sufficient to cover our costs, for burgers or sausage in a roll. Drinks or ice creams are available from the farm shop. We will welcome all those who attended last time and we are especially looking forward to meeting those who could not come or who we were unable to locate at the time.

Memories and photographs

All will be welcome. Should you know of anyone and their whereabouts who lived in Mile Oak during the above years and who have not been in touch with us please let either them or us know. If you have any photographs of when you were young or that relate to those early years that you would like to share with us, please bring them with you or forward a copy of them to one of the e-mail addresses below.

How you can contact us

If you are able to come and have not already informed us please let us know at either of the following e-mail addresses or We need to know numbers so that we know how many to cater for. Whilst most of those who attended the last reunion have purchased the book 'Mile Oak - Birth of a Community' that we have produced to celebrate the reunion, we have further copies that will be available on the day.

This page was added on 01/07/2010.
Comments about this page

A great time was had by all the approximate ninety "kids" who came along on Sunday 25th July to the Mile Oak Farm. A great place for a party, David Cross and family are wonderful hosts. The animals and birds a great diversion for grand children who came along and joined in the fun. Hay rides were available, transporting the once strong legged "kids" to the top of the downland, to view once again the fantastic scenery from atop the "Bronze Age Fort" location. The reunion gathered more "Mile Oak Residents" from the original estate, and we know there are more "out there". Hopefully the next reunion will be third time lucky and all but those in far away lands will join us. Sorry to those who really do not qualify to be a "kid" at the reunion, it is our memories that make this successful. For those not of the era and location, we don't have the shared moments that are so special. Anyone with photos of the event please contact Mary, David, Pat or Bonny with Remember you can take a kid out of Mile Oak, but cannot take Mile Oak out of the kid.

By Bonny Cother (09/08/2010)

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