Maurice Kitchener was a photographer in Newport Pagnell who cycled around North Bucks between 1925 and 1936 photographing local villages and towns. He produced picture postcards which he sold to the local post offices and shops. Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre looks after nearly 2,000 of his original glass plate negatives.
Many of the Kitchener photographs have been digitised and this collection of images is available here for searching and viewing. Prints of these photographs are available for sale from MKCDC.
Milton Keynes City Discovery Centre informs visitors about urban geography and new city planning – as well as the historical and natural heritage of Milton Keynes. MKCDC is based at the beautiful and important medieval Scheduled Ancient Monument site of Bradwell Abbey in Milton Keynes.
Many important documents have been preserved in the archives at MKCDC that otherwise would have been lost – books, maps, reports, posters, plans and periodicals. There are over 20,000 photographic images illustrating the growth of Milton Keynes.
The Kitchener photographs are still covered by UK intellectual property laws, including copyright.