• 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.

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Heritage MK

Mine is getting a bit boring!So how's everyone's isolation diaries coming along? We're collecting your memories and experiences of current events to preserve them for the future - we have several diaries in the archive including Nellie Smith's lively and often very funny account of life in Bradwell between 1901 and 1920. One of her diaries is pictured below (sorry for the low-res image but we don't have access to the main Archive material at present as we are all working from home).

Find out how Living Archive MK preserves local memories here and read extracts from Nellie's diary here: www.livingarchive.org.uk/content/catalogue_item/nellie-smith-collection

#lovemk #livingarchivemk #history #historyinpictures #miltonkeynes #heritage #photooftheday #culture #archive #photography #socialphotography #britishculture #selfisolation #diary #covid19
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14 hours ago

Heritage MK

I couldn’t guess!Can you see what it is? Once upon a time, this would have held liquid...it's a medieval pewter chalice, which was recovered locally. As you can see, its days as a vessel ended some time ago! ... See MoreSee Less

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14 hours ago

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What a maligned man he was, poor soulON THIS DAY, 31 MARCH 1952 🗓

Alan Turing's trial for gross indecency commences for having had a then illegal homosexual relationship with a man. Today we remember the vital contributions that he made to the work of Bletchley Park ⚙️

This year, Alan Turing will become the first computer scientist and LGBTQ+ individual to be on a banknote ➡️ youtu.be/MzLTV_nLR6E

What does Alan Turing mean to you? ⬇️
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1 day ago

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A new man at the helm ... See MoreSee Less

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Necessary in the current climate ... See MoreSee Less

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1 day ago

Heritage MK

How apt!"As we walk, hand in hand, sisters, brothers, we'll make it to the Promised Land..." party people at Ultra Vegas, mid 90s.

Find out how Living Archive MK preserves your local memories here: www.livingarchive.org.uk/

#lovemk #livingarchivemk #history #historyinpictures #miltonkeynes #heritage #photooftheday #culture #archive #photography #socialphotography #britishculture #ultravegas #clubbing #1990s #housemusicallnightlong
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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Buckle up people!It's the start of a new week, and we're excited to share more items from our collection with you; starting with this Romano British buckle recovered from Wavendon Gate. Look at the beautiful detail... ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

Heritage MK

Very mellow, yellow!Time for our weekly deep into the history of Wolverton on film and video. This week we pay a visit to Visions Hairdressing Salon, a feature of the shops on Stratford Road in the 1990s, run by larger-than-life character Jackie Coates. This film was made in 1997 by students on a Living Archive Media Skills course, tutored by Louise Roche.

Click here to watch: www.livingarchive.org.uk/content/catalogue_item/the-wolverton-on-film-collection/week-12-visions-...
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3 days ago

Heritage MK

Did they serve burgers though?Today's image - snapped on a lovely sunny day - is from Michael and shows the NAAFI canteen at our hugely popular 1940s weekend. Thanks for sharing!
Do you have images to share? Please message them to us and we'll share...
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3 days ago

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Get your history fix by tuning in here 🙂Did you know that Bletchley Park is on YouTube? 🤫

If you want to learn more about the former Home of the Codebreakers, hear inspirational stories from our Veterans and uncover some secrets, then make sure you subscribe! 🎬

Tag a friend who needs to know about our channel in the comments ⬇️

www.youtube.com/c/BletchleyParkTrust
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3 days ago

Heritage MK

Still black and white!Lord Grey school summer fete shenanigans, 1983.

Find out how Living Archive MK preserves your local memories here: www.livingarchive.org.uk/

#lovemk #livingarchivemk #history #historyinpictures #miltonkeynes #heritage #photooftheday #culture #archive #photography #socialphotography #britishculture #bletchley #lordgrey #schoolfete
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4 days ago

Heritage MK

Amazing that this has survived!Today's featured item from our collection is this impressive burial vase.
The Iron Age vase was discovered at Caldecotte. We hope you have enjoyed the past few images of finds. We'll keep on sharing daily for you.
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