• 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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Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre – Full-time admin post available Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre (MKCDC) is a Registered Educational Charity with a Trading Arm, and is a company limited by guarantee. We are based [...]

  • 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

Our friends at MK City Discovery Centre need YOU! (Or, more specifically, they need your photographs).⁠

They have an exciting new project working with community choirs and groups to perform the Cathal Smyth song ‘You Are Not Alone’. The idea behind the project is to unite families and friends in the UK with families and friends overseas who have been isolated and kept apart by Covid-19 and this will be achieved through the power of music. The performance takes place at Bradwell Abbey and MK CDC would like to create a music video using footage of the performance alongside YOUR images of special moments, loved ones and memorable events during these strange times. ⁠

If you'd like to take part, please send any photos you would like to have included to admin@livingarchive.org.uk (please note, if the file is above 5MB you will need to send it to us via WeTransfer - thanks).⁠

#LoveMK #livingarchivemk #history #miltonkeynes #heritage #culture #archive #memory #community #placemaking #place #socialphotography #covid19 #lockdown #mkcitydiscoverycentre #bradwellabbey⁠

Pic: Bradwell Abbey Farmhouse, 1971
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Timeline PhotosHold your horses!

Shown here is a rare 19th century Staffordshire pottery figure depicting John Gilpin and his runaway horse. The subject reflects the popularity of Cowper’s comic poem.

John Gilpin was based on a real-life character, whose exploits became legendary and featured in a well-known comic ballad of 1782 by William Cowper entitled The Diverting History of John Gilpin.
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Always interesting facts.Don’t forget it is the Cowper and Newton Lace Day!
25th Sept 2021.

Come and celebrate with us the opening of our new ‘Lacemakers Room’.

Our first Lace Day:

Watch lace makers working at their pillows, eager to answer your questions and inspire you to take up this fine hobby.

Our pop-up lace shop, for this day only, selling old and new lace, bobbins, threads, books patterns and prickings.
Refreshments with Cattern cakes and a hot beverage.
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Fantastic!It might be Autumn now but Bletchley Park is still looking lush and green.🍃🌳

There’s plenty of conkers to be found around our Horse Chestnut tree.

#autumn #tree #conker
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Candles set sail on Willen Lake to commemorate Hiroshima Day, 6 August 1989.⁠

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

#LoveMK #livingarchivemk #placemaking #community #place #placemakers #creativeplacemaking #memories #history #historyinpictures #miltonkeynes #heritage #photooftheday #culture #britishculture #archive #photography #documentaryphotography #socialphotography #1980s #peace #hiroshimaday #givepeaceachance
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Secret Favourites | Rare Engima G-110 found in a pigsty! ... See MoreSee Less

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That Reminds Me was a weekly column by writer Harold Hepworth, published in the Bletchley Gazette from January 1973 to December 1978. This week, the coming of cable TV?⁠

You can read it here : www.livingarchive.org.uk/content/catalogue_item/that-reminds-me/it-wall-roll-up-and-queue-up-for-...

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

Pic: Weatherheads workshop, Bletchley 1950s.
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Jam first!Scones are certainly a point of debate, is it jam first or cream first?

Don't even get us started on how to pronounce scone, or is it scone?

You can ponder all this while enjoying afternoon tea served on vintage china in our iconic Mansion.

Find out more about all our delicious offerings on our website.

bletchleypark.org.uk/see-do/food-drink/

#tea #afternoon #mansion #scone #jam #vintage
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3 days ago

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The Peace March to Moscow reaches Stony Stratford, 1982.⁠

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

#LoveMK #livingarchivemk #placemaking #community #place #placemakers #creativeplacemaking #memories #history #historyinpictures #miltonkeynes #heritage #photooftheday #culture #britishculture #archive #photography #documentaryphotography #socialphotography #1980s #peace #peacemarch #directaction #givepeaceachance
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I bet she loved it tooOur ECOS: Women in Sport exhibit continues in the new gallery until Sunday.
We have a polite but strict 'no touch' policy regarding the bikes on display, but one person who visited was exempt - Izzy Ferrada.
A longstanding member of the MKBMX club, Izzy achieved national and European success, including National BMX Champion (2012) and British National Champion (2013).
Izzy is still racing, and this is her most recent bike.
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Wicked is scary!Something wicked this way comes....

Halloween at Bradwell Abbey, 28th October.

Tickets: children - £3, adults - free.

Booking details to follow sooooooon.

ID: ghostly silhouettes against a smoky background

#Halloween #Halloween2021 #MiltonKeynes #BradwellAbbey #MiltonKeynesMums #MiltonKeynesBlogger #LoveMK #HalfTerm #HalfTermActivities
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Beautiful!A garden filled with so many poems and tales!

If only it could talk! You can come and visit our gorgeous gardens for only £3.50!
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Happy first day of #autumn! 🍂

Plenty of conkers to find as you explore #BletchleyPark.

#visitbucks #familydayout #sunnyday
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Thousands of people attend the opening of the Peace Pagoda, Willen, September 1980.⁠

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

#LoveMK #livingarchivemk #placemaking #community #place #placemakers #creativeplacemaking #memories #history #historyinpictures #miltonkeynes #heritage #photooftheday #culture #britishculture #archive #photography #documentaryphotography #socialphotography #1980s #pagoda #willen⁠ #givepeaceachance⁠

Pic: Willen, September 1980.
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