A Social History of Milton Keynes: Middle England Edge by Mark Clapson PDF

By Mark Clapson

ISBN-10: 0203496426

ISBN-13: 9780203496428

ISBN-10: 0714655244

ISBN-13: 9780714655246

ISBN-10: 0714684171

ISBN-13: 9780714684178

Tested in 1967, Milton Keynes is England's biggest new urban and one of many fastest-growing city components within the united kingdom. it's also a suburban urban, really beloved and liked via so much of its citizens.For many purposes, besides the fact that, Milton Keynes is misunderstood, and its helpful contemporary classes are as a rule overlooked in debates approximately nationwide city coverage. This ebook discusses the preferred and highbrow prejudices that experience distorted understandings of the hot urban. A urban is not anything with out its humans, in fact, so Mark Clapson seems to be at who has moved to Milton Keynes, and discusses their stories of settling in. He additionally confronts the typical fable of the recent city's soullessness with an account of neighborhood and organization that emphasizes the energy of social interplay there.

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13 Wayne Coles, ‘Now Bill loves the city’, Milton Keynes Citizen, 19 October 2000. 14 Susan Marling, American Affair: The Americanisation of Britain (London: Boxtree, 1993), pp. 55–66. 15 John Stevenson, ‘The Jerusalem that failed? The rebuilding of postwar Britain’, in Terence Gourvish and Alan O’Day (eds) Britain since 1945 (London: Macmillan, 1991), p. 102. 16 Leon Krier, Houses, Palaces, Cities (London: Architectural Design Editions, 1984), pp. 48, 104. 17 Hunter Davies, London to Loweswater: A Journey through England at the End of the Twentieth Century (Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 1999), pp.

7 Jack Trevor Story, Dwarf Goes to Oxford (Milton Keynes: Leveret Press, 1987). 8 Christopher Booker, The Seventies: Portrait of a Decade (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1980), pp. 145–8. Priestley, English Journey (London: Heinemann, 1934), p. 401 10 Beryl Bainbridge, English Journey, or, The Road to Milton Keynes (New York: Carroll and Graf, 1997), front and back covers. 11 Bainbridge, English Journey, pp. 153–7. 12 Bill Bryson, Notes From a Small Island (London: Black Swan, 1996), pp. 175–9. 13 Wayne Coles, ‘Now Bill loves the city’, Milton Keynes Citizen, 19 October 2000.

On a sunny day you’d think you were driving through California. John Grigsby, Daily Telegraph, 23 January 1992 New towns have been built for centuries. Some of the forces which brought the new city of Milton Keynes into existence began in ancient times, for example the growth and movement of population, and the need for commerce, communication and social interaction. As this chapter will show, during the 1960s the planners of the new city were attempting to harness these long-established antecedents to the demands of an increasingly affluent, and an increasingly mobile, population.

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