|View from the parking lot|
|Popular mode of transportation - |
right up there with the car and van
|Evidence that Milverton is very much a farming|
|The post office|
|Mural on the side of the grocery store|
Milverton is a town where the new meets the old. Where the old predominates. Where the village hasn't been turned into a touristy area. Where it maintains its own dignity and character.
My husband remarked that, to him, Milverton was old and decrepit. To me, it was full of wonderful architecture just waiting to be photographed; no begging to be photographed. It was a photographer's delight. Especially am amateur one like me.
|The main street|
A brief history of Milverton, dated 1852-1902 shows a picture of a small but prosperous community, thriving. The hotels it mentions are now closed, a thing of the past. A school, a much more modern one, exists as do several churches, a small library, a small grocery store, several small businesses including a Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) thrift store, a gas station, and, of course, the farm equipment store.
|Historic buildings in Milverton - note the|
one on the near corner is closed
It may not have been love at first sight, but love it did indeed become love. In time, I made sure I left the house at least 30 minutes early so that I could "make the rounds" of the thrift store and other stores in Milverton.
|The only traffic light in town|
This ends our brief tour of Milverton. I hope you enjoyed the side trip as much as I did.
|A former restaurant, now closed|