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Although New Milton celebrated its Centenary in 1996, the land on which it stands has a much older history, It was the arrival of the railway station in 1896 which created a geographical and topographical shift, as the older hamlet of Milton moved gradually and almost imperceptibly north and east to reflect the tide of progress and prosperity
A new sub Post Office was built just north of the railway bridge, which the Postmistress, Mrs Emma Newhook, named New Milton Post Office. The Civil Parish Council and the postal authorities agreed to the name in 1896, and the railway adopted the name for the station the following year. There had previously been some controversy about the name of the station, as Milton became confused with Wilton, near Salisbury. And there were other Miltons in the country (56 to be exact), whilst calling it Barton would have been worse since there were 84 of them! Other names were tentatively put forward for the district, concluding in 1931 with an attempt to rename the civil parish Milbarton. The station provided a focal point for new business and housing development.
A small unusual container with a log inside. Please bring your own pen to sign the log.
Please be careful of muggles when finding and rehiding the cache as the station is often busy.
You do not need to go on to the platform to find the cache, although if you approach from the wrong side of the track you will need to cross by the footbridge.
Parking is available at the station, in nearby car parks and in nearby layby on the side of the road.
This cache is placed with the knowledge of the station staff.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum