Aerial footage of Central Milton Keynes
The film is not narrated and shows aerial shots of Central Milton Keynes from a helicopter
The film starts with the landing site in Campbell park with a blue ITN helicopter about to ascend. The helicopter takes off showing Campbell Park in the background.
00:01:22 Conniburrow in the foreground. Shot moves east to show Downs Barn estate and Downhead Park estate.
00:02:02 Looking south from Linford Wood towards Conniburrow.
00:02:26 Saxon street with Saint Augustine church in Heelands on the right (shown again at 00:22:49).
00:03:07 Close-up shot showing the theatre district including the food centre and X-scape building (still under construction). Helicopter travels back towards Campbell Park.
00:04:10 View from the south east showing apartments in Campbell Park foreground with city centre in the background. View moves further away from centre taking a circular route around the X-scape building.
00:06:56 Helicopter shows the view southward along Childs Way, H6, and then travels eastward over the Grand Union Canal. The area looks very green and shows housing developments in progress. (Exact area not recognised but in Woolstone area).
00:08:28 Industrial units (location not recognised possibly Fox Milne or Northfield?). The helicopter continues to travel showing projects in progress.
00:08:54 Milton Keynes Village?
00:09:20 A manor type house surrounded by outer buildings and a lot of car parking spaces, possibly Wavendon Tower, and shots of a building site next door.
00:13:54 Willen lake in the background, then back to the city centre with a view along Avebury Boulevard with X-scape on the left hand side, travels in a westerly direction past the Central Business Exchange.
00:15:40 Junction of Childs Way, H6, showing the central railway station in the top right corner with the bus station in front, continues across A5 bypass to Loughton Village
00:16:26 Loughton Sports and Social club football ground.
00:16:50 Travels back to Leisure plaza with ice rink plus nightclub shown on right; Argos bottom left; Toys-?-us top left and Heroes bar in between (centre and right area has now been redeveloped as a Morrisons store, plus new ice rink).
00:16:54 Midsummer Boulevard looking east. Abbey house (now Santander) bottom left.
00:17:13 Domed building of “Christ the Cornerstone” church seen on left and further along Midsummer boulevard construction in progress on Midsummer Place now known as “Intu Milton Keynes”. Helicopter continues east to Campbell Park showing the Theatre district on the right (white roof).
00:18:20 Theatre in the foreground, X-scape behind, food centre on the right. Helicopter circles X-scape then pans into Midsummer place construction site.
00:19:50 “The Point ” leisure complex with red pyramid structure shown in foreground.
00:20:13 Oak tree which was originally situated alongside Midsummer Boulevard, seen in construction site. This was incorporated into Midsummer place design.
00:20:52 Back to X-scape construction showing the ski slope only partially built.
00:21:42 The bottom of the film shows a view of a fountain since replaced with a Memorial structure to commemorate significant anniversaries.
00:21:57 Switches to a view north of the city centre of housing estates then what looks like Marlborough Street, V8, then over Linford wood.
00:22:49 Telecoms mast in centre, across V7 grid road with Saint Augustine church in Heelands. Helicopter goes towards Bradwell lake.
00:23:07 Stantonbury stadium.
00:24:18 Willen Lake Industrial area, then to Willen lake and the Peace Pagoda.
00:25:06 Tree cathedral seen in the centre south of Portway, H5.
00:25:14 Gyosei Japanese school with racetrack. Since redeveloped as home for the elderly.
00:25:22 Willen theatre seen in the background. Camera then continues to Campbell Park with another view of X-scape.
00:29:06 Central railway station shown in foreground with Hockey stadium (since redeveloped as network rail building) in centre. View west along Midsummer Boulevard then back to Christ the Cornerstone Church and city centre shopping building towards Campbell Park with view of Heliport site shown with large H sign on platform. Helicopter approaches and lands on platform