LISTEN: 5 Fascinating Facts About Milton Keynes

Catherine McIntyre is the archivist for Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre at Bradwell Abbey, and for Milton Keynes Museum. She also catalogued the collection for the Milton Keynes Development Corporation, which is held at Buckinghamshire Archives. She has worked at the London School of Economics and Political Science and The Open University, and has a postgraduate diploma in Archives & Records Management from the University of Dundee. Catherine was one of the editors of the publication ‘MK50: A new city comes to life’ and produced ‘The Milton Keynes Colouring Book Vol. 1’.

Catherine grew up in Milton Keynes and has a passion for sharing the area’s history, especially its new town history, with anyone who will listen, which particularly comes through in her podcast, 5 Fascinating Facts about Milton Keynes. Darting back and forth through history, Catherine fills us in on the origins of the utopian city in the 1960s, to how traces of medieval life can still be found if you know where to look, and even covers how a typo is responsible for the naming of one of Milton Keynes’ most iconic features…

Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre
Milton Keynes Museum

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