Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Milton Keynes

The new city of Milton Keynes was born 40 years ago today (another child of 1967, same as me).
Before 1967, the name was just that of a small Buckinghamshire village that had been mentioned in the Domesday Book but now Milton Keynes is an urban area with a population of 218,000.
Originally built to accommodate an incoming population of Londoners over a period of 20 years, the new city's site was deliberately chosen to be equidistant from London, Birmingham, Leicester, Oxford and Cambridge.
The designated area was almost 9,000 hectares (22,000 acres) and included the existing towns of Bletchley, Stony Stratford, Wolverton and New Bradwell, together with 13 villages and the brickfields to the south west of Bletchley.

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