Heritage Documentary - New Towns

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Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus

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Heritage Documentary - New Towns

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Heritage Documentary - New Towns

Date: Monday, 22 July 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM (lunch will be provided)

Location: G49, MK College, Chaffron Way

In the 1960s, a further generation of new towns in SE England were needed to take the projected population increase of London. From 1967, the Milton Keynes Development Corporation created the largest and most ambitious of the British new towns, named after the existing village on site. The objective was a new city of 250, 000 people. Many of Britain’s most acclaimed building/landscape architects contributed to planned showpiece of British design.

What figures do not show is how this new town would boom and become so diverse. The melting pot of newcomers, learning to live together, has been enriched by an increasing influx of migrants from Somalia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Iran and the Caribbean.

With more recently joined by Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. This is a unique story with an important heritage component to share with future generations in Milton Keynes and elsewhere.

Come listen and experience their journeys.

In collaboration with Living Archive MK.

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Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus

Chaffron Way

Leadenhall

MK6 5LP

United Kingdom

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