The history of Milton Keynes - before Milton Keynes

How Extraordinary The Ordinary: Exploring How Everyday Life Has Changed
How Extraordinary The Ordinary: Exploring How Everyday Life Has Changed

The history of Milton Keynes before the new city was founded will be unveiled next Saturday (November 29).

How Extraordinary The Ordinary: Exploring How Everyday Life Has Changed will be displayed at 3 Sunset Walk in centre:mk until January 31.

The free exhibition, which has been put together by The STACCess:MK project, explores everyday life in the Milton Keynes area from 1900 until the development of Milton Keynes as a new town in 1967.

It includes items ranging from dance cards and diaries to photographs and postcards, and it illustrates how extraordinary normal family life can be, as well as how it was both wildly different and curiously similar to life today.

The Milton Keynes Collection is the name given to the collections held in trust by Bletchley Park, Cowper and Newton Museum, Living Archive Milton Keynes, MKCity Discovery Centre, and Milton Keynes Museum. This is the first in series of four exhibitions relating to the MK Collection, of which only a small percentage of the objects have been publicly displayed.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved, so it you would like to help us STACCess your heritage or for more information contact the team by email at holnechasemk@gmail.com or by phone 07432 110192