Housing developer Places for People, Milton Keynes and Wolverton Parish Councils and community radio station Secklow Sounds made sure Wolverton Park residents said goodbye to the London Olympics in 1950s style.
Vintage games, including cucumber sandwich discus and Sunday Times fencing, were joined with gusto by residents who soaked up a 1950s music marathon at the weekend event.
The vintage games were run by Harry Thompson of Hednas vintage nightclub, based at The Stables,in Wavendon.
Places for People director Elliott Stiling said: “It was a fabulous celebration of local talent and great to see so many people from the local community turn out and take a trip down a musical memory lane to the 1950s.”
The developer gets involved in local events because it is committed to building local communities over the long term. The weekend event was also supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
A range of other local organisations were also involved. The Milton Keynes Brass Development Band, Michelle Nova, and the Broadway Twisters belted out 50s hits at Wolverton Park’s bandstand. There were also classic cars from the period; a pop-up café run by Greenleys Community Café,
It was all part of a nationwide event that saw over 10,000 musicians play at hundreds of outdoor community concerts across the UK.
Wolverton Park was developed by Places for People and was recently named one of the top five developments in the world. The group is also behind the £500m Brooklands development in the east of Milton Keynes; and also launched a range of lifestyle services such as gas servicing, boiler breakdown, and Homecare, which provides people with personal, practical care and support.