Milton Keynes Then & Now

    By

    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. Witness the people of the past juxtaposed against their twenty-first century descendants. Each pairing of photographs includes detailed captions that will awaken nostalgic memories. Featuring streets and buildings, shops and businesses, and people at work, all aspects of town life are covered. Author Biography Marion Hill is passionate about Milton Keynes and the rich seams of heritage that its designated area has revealed. A Londoner by birth, she came to the city in 1972, and has lived and worked in the area ever since. Her eighteen books include Bletchley Park People, Memories of Milton Keynes and, most recently, Bradwell Then and Now all The History Press. Much of Marion's inspiration for these local history books comes from the massive archive now largely held online at Living Archive www.livingarchive.org.uk.

    View more

    Number of Pages: 96
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9780752470078
    Publication Date:
    Listed in: Local history
    Publisher: The History Press Ltd

    Books by Marion Hill

    Hardback

    RRP: £12.99

    Sale Price: £10.25

    Save: £2.74 per copy!

    Side-Banner-Right-188px-fd.jpg
    Books TV & Movies

    You might also like...

    Latest from the blog

    Fantastic new recipe book from Sabrina Ghayour 'Sirocco'

    Sabrina Ghayour's long awaited second recipe book Sirocco is out this month and is a great follow up to Persianna. Read article

    Ten Great Bedtime Reads from The Great British Bookshop and Aspace

    We have teamed up with Aspace (www.aspace.co.uk) who create beautiful room for Children to bring you 10 great bedtime reads for your little ones. Read article

    Latest from Twitter

    • @TheGBBookshop - 3 years ago

      Lottery funding for dementia reading project £2m pledged for Reading Agency scheme to pair readers with dementia sufferers

      @TheGBBookshop - 3 years ago

      Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has held on to the number one spot for a sixth week #HarryPotter #CursedChild @littlebrown @pottermore

    • @TheGBBookshop - 3 years ago

      @thebookseller @MartinaCole @Jeffrey_Archer @Foyles

      @TheGBBookshop - 3 years ago

      Frith wins inaugural Klaus Flugge Prize for illustration t.co/U9P08h4XMG

    • @TheGBBookshop - 3 years ago

      RT @Gue_de_Bost: #Dordogneholidaycottage available Sept tweet to book for more info

      @TheGBBookshop - 3 years ago

      The editor is just back from france @HomeAwayUK! t.co/IWutTER1x7