• Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

When everyone gets to peek behind doors that are usually locked, or sneak in free to places that usually charge. 15,000 people did that in 2017; getting a sneak peek at secret gardens, private concerts, and even the courts... everyone gets to see into the lives of buildings and people in the city.

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  • Our celebration of Heritage in Milton Keynes

Celebration of Heritage in Milton Keynes

When everyone gets to peek behind doors that are usually locked, or sneak in free to places that usually charge. 15,000 people did that in 2017; getting a sneak peek at secret gardens, private concerts, and even the courts... everyone gets to see into the lives of buildings and people in the city.

9 hours ago

Heritage MK

"Never mind singing out loud for all to hear, I'm going up city to spread Christmas cheer." December 1980.⁠

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Did you know you can buy some of our MK-themed images printed onto mugs, magnets, mousemats & more? ⁠

Visit the store here: www.redbubble.com/people/LivingArchiveMK/explore?asc=u&page=1&sortOrder=recent

20% of the sale price comes directly to Living Archive MK, so you'll be supporting our work to preserve your MK memories and create new ones via our creative community projects.⁠

#LoveMK #placemaking #community #memories #history #miltonkeynes #heritage #culture #britishculture #archive #photography #documentaryphotography #socialphotography #gifts #christmaspresents #christmasgifts⁠ #1980s #upcity #fatherchristmas #santaclaus
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1 day ago

Heritage MK

Did he see it coming?Russell Grant dispensing festive kisses under the mistletoe at Bletchley Co-Op, December 1983.⁠

Looking for Christmas gift ideas? Did you know you can buy some of our MK-themed images printed onto mugs, magnets, mousemats & more? ⁠

Visit the store here: www.redbubble.com/people/LivingArchiveMK/explore?asc=u&page=1&sortOrder=recent

20% of the sale price comes directly to Living Archive MK, so you'll be supporting our work to preserve your MK memories and create new ones via our creative community projects.⁠

#LoveMK #placemaking #community #memories #history #miltonkeynes #heritage #culture #britishculture #archive #photography #documentaryphotography #socialphotography #gifts #christmaspresents #christmasgifts⁠ #1980s #bletchley #coop #cooperativesociety #russellgrant #mistletoe
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2 days ago

Heritage MK

It’s the first day of advent, and if you’re searching for thoughtful gifts, take a look at the images of North Bucks photographed by Maurice Kitchener in the 1920s and 30s, did he capture a place special to you or a loved one?

Prints available to buy: bit.ly/30bp0c0

Order by 13th December for Christmas delivery 🎄!

ID: Snowy scene of High Street, Nash

#shoplocal #Christmas #MiltonKeynes #GiftIdeas #LoveMK
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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Timeline Photos#didyouknow that the USA had it's own Bombe machine programme during World War Two? And that American codebreakers worked at Bletchley Park?

Be the first to watch episode three in our UK-USA documentary series to find out more.

🏃‍♀️ Hurry, registration for today’s event closes at 12:00.

Full details on our website 👇
bletchleypark.org.uk/event/uk-usa-episode-3-the-bombe-and-bletchley-park/

📸 credit: National Cryptologic Museum
#UKUSA #UK #USA #Documentary #Film #Bombe #Codebreaking #Intelligence #Alliance #WednesdayWebinar
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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Very true, other than grits!“It doesn't get much more American than baseball" ⚾

This rare wartime photo of UK and US Codebreakers playing baseball is just one of a incredible collection that was recently donated to Bletchley Park Trust.

Want to find out more about the US codebreakers working at Bletchley Park?

Join us to watch Episode Three of our new four-part documentary series charting the UK and US intelligence alliance, forged at Bletchley Park, that continues to this day.

📅 Wednesday 1 December
🕐 13.00
⬇️ Register here:
bletchleypark.org.uk/event/uk-usa-episode-3-the-bombe-and-bletchley-park/

#UKUSA #UK #USA #Documentary #Bombe #Film #Intelligence #Alliance #Baseball
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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Watch out, there's a Humphrey about. Bletchley Carnival parade, 1970s.⁠

Did you know you can buy some of our MK-themed images printed onto mugs, magnets, mousemats & more? They make great Christmas gifts!⁠

Visit the store here: www.redbubble.com/people/LivingArchiveMK/explore?asc=u&page=1&sortOrder=recent

20% of the sale price comes directly to Living Archive MK, so you'll be supporting our work to preserve your MK memories and create new ones via our creative community projects.⁠

#LoveMK #placemaking #community #memories #history #miltonkeynes #heritage #culture #britishculture #archive #photography #documentaryphotography #socialphotography #gifts #christmaspresents #christmasgifts⁠ #1970s #bletchley #bletchleycarnival
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3 days ago

Heritage MK

Looks fab!All hail the mighty Mustang Mach 1! The Town & County Fair at The Bowl, 1980s.⁠

Did you know you can buy some of our MK-themed images printed onto mugs, magnets, mousemats & more? They make great Christmas gifts!⁠

Visit the store here: www.redbubble.com/people/LivingArchiveMK/explore?asc=u&page=1&sortOrder=recent

20% of the sale price comes directly to Living Archive MK, so you'll be supporting our work to preserve your MK memories and create new ones via our creative community projects.⁠

#LoveMK #placemaking #community #memories #history #miltonkeynes #heritage #culture #britishculture #archive #photography #documentaryphotography #socialphotography #gifts #christmaspresents #1980s #fordmustang #mustangmach1 #mkbowl #countyfair #classiccar
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3 days ago

Heritage MK

Love all the traditional decorations!This month our volunteers have been busily setting up our ‘Georgian Christmas’ display throughout the rooms in readiness for your visits in December.

Smell the greenery in the decorations and the spices that will have been used in the cooking. The Parlour would have been warm from the Yule Log blazing in the fire and highly decorated throughout including evergreen sprigs in the window panes... use your imagination to transport yourself back.

Remember to add this event in your diaries now to visit us throughout December with your friends and family to soak up our Christmas joy!
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4 days ago

Heritage MK

I can remember going and being very excited!Today marks the 36th anniversary of the first screenings for the general public at The Point!

This newspaper clipping from our collections reveals the 80s classics shown on the 10-screen cinema, with seats priced from £1.95 to 95p.

*pauses to reflect the 'Goonies' is 36 years old.....*

ID: Clipping from ‘The Citizen’ on 21st November 1985.

#Archives #ExploreArchives #LoveMK #ThePoint #Film #Cinema #CinemaHistory #LocalHistory #PhotoOfTheDay #SocialHistory #MiltonKeynes
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4 days ago

Heritage MK

LooIt's the final day of #EYAWeek2021, and the theme is 'Watch This Space' 👀.

We’re currently working on how to make available our digitised The Plan for Milton Keynes Vols. 1 & 2. The Plan documents the strategic framework behind the development of #MiltonKeynes. We'll keep you updated on progress!

#ExploreYourArchive #EYAWatchThisSpace
@explorearchives
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4 days ago

Heritage MK

For National Tree Week, here's the planting going in up city. ⁠

Did you know you can buy some of our MK-themed images printed onto mugs, magnets, mousemats & more? They make great Christmas gifts!⁠

Visit the store here: www.redbubble.com/people/LivingArchiveMK/explore?asc=u&page=1&sortOrder=recent

20% of the sale price comes directly to Living Archive MK, so you'll be supporting our work to preserve your MK memories and create new ones via our creative community projects.⁠

#LoveMK #placemaking #community #memories #history #miltonkeynes #heritage #culture #britishculture #archive #photography #documentaryphotography #socialphotography #gifts #christmaspresents #christmasgifts⁠ #upcity #nationaltreeweek #centralmiltonkeynes #landscaping
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5 days ago

Heritage MK

Timeline PhotosIt’s the last day of #MuseumShopSunday! 📅

Don't forget, if purchase anything from our on-site shop this weekend you can enter our prize draw to win a Bletchley Park goodie bag!

Full details here ⬇️
bletchleypark.org.uk/event/museum-shop-sunday/

Museum Shop Sunday
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5 days ago

Heritage MK

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5 days ago

Heritage MK

That Reminds Me was a weekly column by writer Harold Hepworth, published in the Bletchley Gazette from January 1973 to December 1978. This week, what does the future hold?⁠

You can read it here : www.livingarchive.org.uk/content/catalogue_item/that-reminds-me/theyll-all-be-friends-and-neighbo...

#LoveMK #livingarchivemk #history #miltonkeynes #heritage #culture #archive #memories #place #placemaking #community #britishculture #thatremindsme #bletchleygazette #bletchley ⁠

Pic: The Temperance Hall, George Street (mentioned in the text).
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5 days ago

Heritage MK

🇬🇧 HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY, TO THE LAST DAMBUSTER! 🇬🇧
Happy Birthday to Squadron Leader George Leonard "Johnny" Johnson, the last surviving member of 617 Squadron "The Dambusters", born on this day 25 November 1921 in Hameringham, Lincolnshire. He is pictured here sitting on the left, with the crew of Lancaster AJ-T at RAF Scampton on 22 July 1943, a couple of months after the raid (16-17 May).

So glad you made it to your Centenary, Sir! 💪
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5 days ago

Heritage MK

Today’s Explore Your Archive week theme is #Achievements, and a chance to celebrate the hard work of our Archive volunteers who curated Designed for Living, our new online exhibition.

Featuring highlights from our Image Archive, the exhibition explores memories and scenes from the development of Milton Keynes.

View it here: bit.ly/IMAExhibition

Screen Reader accessible version: bit.ly/IMAExhibitionSR

ID: Collage of images from the exhibition

#ExploreYourArchive #EYAAchievements #EYAWeek2021
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