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Bletchley photos!

Not wishing to get into a political debate here! However, I’ve always believed that whether you’re a man or a lady you should get paid the same wage if you do the ‘same’ job! Clearly this demonstration in Queensway from some of  the ladies from the Tetley Tea company thought the same.

Five very determined ladies!

Five very determined ladies!

So far I’ve not found out what year this took place, however, if you were there perhaps you could let us know. More importantly, did ‘you get the equal rights you were protesting about?’

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Bletchley photos!

This photograph taken at the Lord Grey School in 1974 shows some ‘happy knitters’ taken during a sponsored knit-in! Most of the young ladies seem more than confident in the task, however the lone male (could he be a teacher?) seems a little less able!

One plain, one pearl . . .

One plain, one pearl . . . !

If you recognize anybody or indeed took part, we would be pleased to hear from you.

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Bletchlely photos!

A busy Bletchley Road in 1962, it looks as if it was possibly taken in the summer time, far warmer than the weather we have been experiencing at the moment! The once vibrant Bletchley Co-operative Society certainly looks as if it has plenty of customers.

 

Looking from Cowley and Wilson's forecourt.

Looking from Cowley and Wilson’s forecourt.

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Bletchley photos!

There are quite a few comments on the recent alterations in this area, some of them possibly not too complimentary! How do you feel about it is it an improvement, you may feel it could have been designed a little differently? We would be very interested to hear your comments, what would you have liked to see the area look like in 2017?

To help you get your bearings you can see the Park Hotel to the right, The Working Men’s Club stands to the left at the end of the block of buildings. The Brunel Centre to the far left still seems to be ‘work in progress’!

This is how things looked in 1974!

This is how things looked in 1974!

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A NEW CITY COMES TO LIFE

Check out the exhibition at Middleton Hall in The CentreMK

open from 10 to 23 January 2017

A great overview of the history of Milton Keynes, the new town that grew from thirteen towns and villages in North Buckinghamshire.

MK 50 Exhibition flyer

MK 50 Exhibition flyer

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