Looking back over 50 years of history

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Anyone looking for the perfect Christmas stocking filler need look no further than this perfect DVD about the history of Milton Keynes.

The DVD, Looking Back at Milton Keynes, focuses on the evolution of the area since the city was born on January 23, 1967.

Back then the city’s population was around 40,000 but that figure has now grown in excess of 200,000.

The DVD shows how Milton Keynes has become an important regional centre in its own right, building up a network of roads, cycle paths and plenty of green spaces.

The area has also had an interesting story to tell despite its relatively short life, for instance people will discover that Shenley and Bradwell were once at war with each other.

They will also learn the story of how Bletchley changed the course of the Second World War and how despite being landlocked, Milton Keynes has more shoreline than Jersey.

The DVD is narrated by award-winning voice actor Howard Ellison and lasts 50 minutes.

Copies of the DVD, priced at just £15.50, are available from the MK Citizen offices in Mount Farm, Bletchley, or via the promoter’s website at www.britainonfilm.co.uk.

Alternatively call 01908 651200 or Britain on Film on 01789 751735 or send a cheque, payable to Britain on Film to 259 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3AL.

Those not collecting in person will need to add £1.20 to their order.