• 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.

14 hours ago

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And what lovely words too ❤️"Say, Anna, had you never known
The beauties of a rose full blown,
Could you, tho' luminous your eye,
By looking on the bud descry,
Or guess with a prophetic power,
The future splendor of the flower"

An epistle written for Lady Anne Austen by William Cowper on 17th December 1781
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16 hours ago

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Great place to visit sun shining or not! ... See MoreSee Less

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16 hours ago

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Weren’t they difficult to put up then!!Go wild in the country in a tent from Tony Wild. Camping exhibition, Middleton Hall, 1981.⁠

Find out how we preserve your MK memories here: www.livingarchive.org.uk/

#LoveMK #livingarchivemk #history #historyinpictures #miltonkeynes #heritage #photooftheday #culture #archive #photography #documentaryphotography #socialphotography #1980s #upcity #camping #tents
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16 hours ago

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Amazing find, and so recent ❤️During 2019, conservation works at Bradwell Abbey uncovered this interesting stone, hidden in the fabric, high up in the east gable.

Hear our Director, Noël, talk about who it might be and why...
🎥 bit.ly/3gGFZfp

Intrigued by the beautiful medieval wall painting inspired artwork in the background? Find out how to recreate your own with artist Jesita from @interactionmk . Perfect for a rainy MK day!

🎥https://bit.ly/2TMQ2I4
Videos by Willie Robb

📷 by Become.studio Medieval stone carving in the likeness of a female face. An acrylic painting in the background with pilgrim imagery.

#MedievalArt #MedievalPainting #ArtWorkshop #Medieval #MedievalHistory #History #Teacher #HistoryTeacher #Art #ArtTeacher
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21 hours ago

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A great piece of history!Every June 15 the life of Albert French is commemorated at the MK Rose. Albert was a young soldier from Wolverton who died in the First World War. You can watch Mark Cunliffe's film made in tribute to him on our Vimeo channel here:
vimeo.com/468074321
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2 days ago

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Timeline PhotosA steam engine & carriages pulls in to Beaconsfield Station in 1914. At this point the station had been open for 8 years, serving trains on the Great Western and Great Central Joint Railway.

Nowadays it sits on the Chiltern Main Line.

#TrainTuesday @chilternrailway
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2 days ago

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2 days ago

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Meeting someone famous is always met with trepidation!Ever been nervous meeting someone new?

Cowper was a shy person and nervous around new person. However, when he first met Lady Ann Austen, he knew he had to get to know her more, she was the sister of one of his neighbours, so he asked Mrs Unwin to invite her round for tea. Although it took a while for him to join them, they soon struck up a solid friendship, which lead to one of Cowper's most creative periods: Lady Austen inspired his most famous works, 'The Task' and 'John Gilpin'.
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3 days ago

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And it was shining!Brand new shiny Fishermead 1976.⁠

Find out how we preserve your MK memories here: www.livingarchive.org.uk/

#LoveMK #livingarchivemk #history #historyinpictures #miltonkeynes #heritage #photooftheday #culture #archive #photography #documentaryphotography #socialphotography #1970s #newtown #fishermead
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3 days ago

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Timeline PhotosApparently there's some football happening? Inspired by @mikrontheatre's new show #AtalantaForever, we've been researching women's football in Bucks, look what we've found! These ladies are from the Wycombe area...our 'goal' is to find out more by the final match of the #Euros ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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No good trying to put this in after a couple of glasses of mead or wine! ... See MoreSee Less

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3 days ago

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You never know what’s under your feet!*RECENT ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY WORK IN OLNEY*

A Roman settlement in Olney, the second or third largest in Buckinghamshire, may be based around a mansio or inn with stables for officials to stay in and change their horses. The site is now a scheduled ancient monument and was thought to be largely situated in a large field called Ashfurlong between the Wellingborough Road and Lavendon Road, just beyond Sainsburys to the north of the town. It has never been comprehensively excavated since the last investigation in the 1960s.

However, recent archaeological investigation of the building site south of the Lavendon Road by Witham Archaeology ahead of the new housing development has demonstrated that considerable activity took place to the south and east of the site towards the river. Stone surfaces, industrial fire hearths and supports for building posts indicate metal working and general industrial processes. The whole area was divided up by ditched boundaries running roughly at right angles to the Roman road.

The Road that is still just visible running through Ashfurlong from the north-east was also traced under the Sainsburys' car park and across the building site before disappearing under the railway embankment. (If it continues in the same direction it will pass under Midland Road and hit the High Street at the Yardley Road junction.)

Next to it, on the east of the Roman Road, the archaeologists found seven cremation burials with another two further west towards the roundabout. There were no grave goods but there were iron hobnails: they seem to have taken their boots with them to their afterlife.
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3 days ago

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Looking Bistro style!Our new look cafe will be open to visit from next week! Choose from a range of hot and cold drinks and sweet and savoury snacks which you can enjoy on our lovely, sunny decking with a view of the Manor and park. A quite and beautiful space to catch up with friends or to stop for a cuppa after a stroll through Great Linford Manor Park. ... See MoreSee Less

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