January 1967, Harold Wilson's government announced
an area of land in North Buckinghamshire was to be
designated for the building of a new city - The New
City Of Milton Keynes. Now 53
later we have our amazing, slightly aging, Milton
Keynes BUT we have never been awarded city status.
We are NOT The City of Milton Keynes but The Borough
of Milton Keynes.
As I take
my readers through this new kaleidoscope I am trying
to share the dream that one day we will be given
that city charter. I can then complete my trilogy
with a third work MILTON KEYNES THE CITY THAT TRULY
is a warts and all look at THE GOOD - THE BAD and
THE UGLY in our home town. Let's CELEBRATE the good
- MEND the bad and REPAINT the ugly to make it
the run up to publication I am playing music for a
number of chapters.
listen to a selection of iconic music within our
amazing New City that would be together with special
musical features from different chapters. (see
this music is brought to you with me wearing my
headphones as The Geriatric DJ on Radio CRMK -
itself a Milton Keynes Legend and icon.
1993 book NOT THE CONCRETE COWS I explain how I came
to live here in 1971 when Milton Keynes was little
more than a series ideas on a planner's sheet of
how I hove my new home, how I do not like what some
people have done to it and despise what some would
do to it.
Now in 2020
nothing has changed but I am seeking to celebrate very
loudly the GOOD of Milton Keynes, to then fix the BAD and
paint the UGLY so that everything can be proudly celebrated
in our city, the dream can be caught and I can write my
third book MILTON KEYNES THE CITY THAT TRULY IS.