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Milford was described as a "pleasant hamlet" by the 1851 History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, it then being part of Baswich parish. There is no church, the church at Walton-on-the-Hill, Staffordshire being less than a mile away.
Milford Common (grid reference ) is a popular recreation spot for local people, and has traditionally been the site of many travelling fairs. The open space and quiet roads around the Common have made it a popular gathering point for horse riders from surrounding areas. The entrance to the National Trust Shugborough estate faces the common. Shugborough houses the county's official museum.
The nearest railway station is in the town of Stafford, about four miles from Milford. Stafford station currently serves most inter-city services running on the West Coast Main Line Birmingham-Manchester route, as well as offering local services.
Road access is by way of the A513 road. Milford is accessible by canal narrowboat, along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. There is a cycle path along the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal towpath, leading to the National Cycle Network National Route 5 that currently ends at Walton-on-the-Hill, but will be extended southwards to Birmingham.
Provisional IRA attack
On 18 September 1990, the former governor of Gibraltar, Sir Peter Terry was shot at his home in Milford by the Provisional IRA. Terry, then aged 64, survived the shooting, but his face had to be surgically reconstructed. It was said that the shooting took place as a revenge for his role in Operation Flavius in 1988, in which three IRA operative were killed.
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