Make No Little Plans: The City Builders' Stories at Heritage Open Days 2019
September 15, 2019 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM at Odeon Cinemas, Stadium Way West, Milton Keynes MK1 1ST
As part of Heritage Open Days 2019, Living Archive MK is screening their film Make No Little Plans: The City Builders’ Stories. Tickets are free, but you will need to book via the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/make-no-little-plans-the-city-builders-stories-film-screening-tickets-63752432241
Supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, this documentary tells the story of the early years of Milton Keynes, today a thriving multi-cultural city of nearly a quarter of a million people.
Yet 50 years ago the site was largely occupied by farmers’ fields where crops were grown and cattle grazed.
Just why and how did this agricultural area of North Bucks get transformed into the largest and most ambitious of Britain’s new towns?
This film is a tale told by those who were part of the Development Corporation tasked with its planning and development. It’s a story of audacity and brashness, of teamwork and tussles, of utopian dreams and a bold vision.
To find out about the many more totally FREE OF CHARGE events taking place across MK for Heritage Open Days this year please have a look at the website: http://www.mkheritage.org.uk/hodmk/