“You’re interested in History Come along to the Arboretum Comm. Meeting at Millbrook School”. Which I duly did this must have been in the Autumn of 1999. There was talk about setting up a history group. Some research had already been done and funding from the PETER BARKER MILLS memorial trust had been secured for the research and publication of a book about Millbrook. It was decided to hold an open evening and advertise to the general public to see if there was much interest. Lo and behold lots of people turned up together with other History Societies who came along to give help and guidance on how to set up a Historical Society with a donation of £20 for stamps and stationary, and a group of interested people. A committee was formed. We met regularly at the Down to Earth farm and decided to hold monthly evening meetings with a wide range of speakers but first and foremost we concentrated on the History of Millbrook. With a proper committee formed we were able to apply for extra funding through the SRB6 (Single Regeneration Budget). We “fitted” the criteria and received a cheque for nearly £5000. This was allocated to writing a bigger and better book which was published in 2001. A book launch with invited guests which included our president Genevieve Bailey, Amanda Kalis (nee Barker-Mills) and Adrian Milward the Manager of the SRB scheme and more importantly people who had contributed towards the book (some of whom are still members today). The evening was a great success, membership has grown and although we have changed venue for our meetings we have come “home” to Holy Trinity Church hall, the Parish Church of the old village of Millbrook…… and the rest as they say is history!