MK50 People's Stories


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In January 2017, Milton Keynes celebrated its 50th Birthday. The new town was born with an Act of Parliament in 1967 which approved the building of a new community of 250,000 people covering 21,869 acres of Buckinghamshire farmland and villages. It has become the largest and most ambitious of the British new towns.

Living Archive MK used this anniversary as a focus to capture the stories and memories of Milton Keynes people – from original residents to early pioneers and the newly arrived. Living Archive MK believes that “Everybody has a story to tell” and this project provides a glimpse into the lives of a cross-section of Milton Keynes people.

The People’s Stories

We interviewed over 50 people who have made Milton Keynes their home. They were invited to share their memories and experiences of living in the city, spanning the past fifty years. These interviews have been edited into a series of short digital stories which you can view by clicking on the photos below. The films show a vibrant portrait of a place made up of diverse experiences and cultures.


To see other Living Archive films please click on these links:

Living Archive on Vimeo

Living Archive on Youtube



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