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In 1957 the Bletchley Gazette reported that two-thirds of Bletchley’s hospital patients went to the Aylesbury  group of hospitals and two third go to the Northampton group.

I remember having to go to Aylesbury by train, changing at Cheddington, or to Northampton by train. This meant very often a  wait in the cold on a railway station whether an outpatient, patient or visitor.

We are very fortunate to have a new hospital, served by a regular bus service.

A similar situation applies with shopping trips, which in 1957 involved a rail journey to either Bedford or Northampton but now a simple bus or car journey to CMK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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We have a new book from Living Archive for sale at Bletchley Community Heritage in Bletchley library. It’s part of ‘The Great War Remembered’, a major project showcasing the stories of the people of Milton Keynes and the surrounding area. New research was undertaken, many long-valued family documents and memorabilia were donated. New community events and exhibitions were produced, including educational resources for schools as well as a dedicated website.

A proper coffee table book, this 200 page volume is full of stories from the local newspapers, school logs and memories, all laid out with images and illustrations of the time.

Priced at £19.99, this would be a great present.

New book from Living Archive

New book from Living Archive

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