A Century of Campaigning: People's Stories about the Labour Party in Milton Keynes Book

Century of Campaigning Labour Party Milton Keynes

This book was commissioned to commemorate the Labour Party’s Centenary in the Milton Keynes area 1917-2017. It built on stories from people in the Milton Keynes Labour Party, interviewed by Living Archive MK between 2016 and 2018; but it includes other memories and documentary material collected by LAMK since 1976 of local people’s experiences from the start of the 20th century. The provenance is infinite – there are many stories still to be told; but those in this project perhaps evoke some of the challenges, controversies, achievements and personalities that comprise Labour’s first centenary in Milton Keynes.

The century covers a tumult of both national and local phenomena: social upheaval – with the imposition of wars and government policies; controversial party leadership including Robert Maxwell and Tony Blair; and transformation – from rural to modern living. It also covers the multiplicity of people’s efforts to overcome problems – by campaigning…

The book is 80,000 words long and has over 200 images.

Marion Hill has written 20 social history books, most of them about Milton Keynes, including Bletchley Park People, The Milton Keynes Book of Days of the Great War, and The Milton Keynes Song Book. View more books by Marion Hill.

 

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