FROM Milford's entry in the Domesday book to the present day,Patrick Kempe offers insights into the history and traditions of thevillage and Keyhaven in his fascinating DVD.
This DVD may inspire more people to visit the village, while residents can also pick up many tit-bits of information about how the parish developed over the centuries.
Split into four bite-sized chunks, the 85-minute film has been lovingly compiled with spectacular shots of local scenery complemented by a gentle musical score.
Highlights include tales of the area's smuggling past, a trip on the Hurst Castle ferry, glimpses of the many native birds at Sturt Pond and an icy view of Keyhaven harbour.
Tales of Milford and Keyhaven in the past are accompanied by photographs and pictures showing how much the area has changed.
Many of the much-loved traditional events are showcased, including a colourful procession from one of the annual Milford summer carnivals. There is also a cheerful glimpse of Milford Primary School pupils dancing round the maypole during a blustery May Day on the Village Green.
Featuring an informative and sometimes humorous narration by Patrick himself, copies of the DVD are available from The Village News in Milford High Street or St Barbes Museum shop in New Street,Lymington at £15 each. C.T.M