Milton Keynes Then and Now
New book by Marion Hill
From the dinosaur age 150 million years ago and the Bronze Age when settlers first arrived, a mere 6,000 years past, the area has weathered huge destructive floods, momentous invasions and famous battles.
Its citizens have fought fiercely for their common rights and – as good traders will – have served centuries of travellers on stagecoaches, canals, railways and roads. Residents of the Milton Keynes area toiled in massive brick-works and carriage-works and, as the new city arrived, effected some of the biggest building works the twentieth century has seen in the nation.
Many of the photographs in this book have never before been published, taking you on an exciting, nostalgic journey from the Milton Keynes of old to the busy town of today.