Milton Keynes Through Time
The Milton Keynes area has undergone many astonishing transformations, particularly over the last forty years. The area’s colourful history includes tales involving a seventeenth-century butcher publicly hanged on Galley Hill, an eighteenth-century Lace School where children as young as five toiled for seven hours a day learning the trade, disused brickworks transformed into a beautiful nature reserve, and the world’s largest steam tram.
The remarkable new book focuses on the whole borough (an area the size of Malta), all six towns of it (Newport Pagnell, Onley, Woburn Sands, Bletchley, Stony Stratford and Wolverton) along with the twenty-eight villages and harmlets that join with the city’s original thirteen. The author has used many hither to unpublished images to illustrate the unique provenance of this unique place to live and work.
Price: £12.99 + £2.50pp