The map showing the towns and villages photographed by Kitchener now uses the one-inch to the mile, Ordnance Survey New Popular edition maps for England and Wales from 1945-1947 and software provided by the National Library of Scotland.
Travel back to the 1920s and ’30s to see what Wolverton, Stony Stratford, Bletchley, Shenley, Olney, Newport Pagnell and many more looked like 90 years ago.
A new exhibition by the STACCess:MK Project displays historic images of Milton Keynes’ streets from MKCDC’s Kitchener Collection.
Members of the New City Photographic Society have taken recent shots of the same views, which are displayed against their early 20th century counterpart, so compare the similarities and differences.
The exhibition is in Silbury Arcade (opposite door nine, next to Greggs), thecentre:mk until the end of May 2016.
Among the historic photographs in the Kitchener collection are photographs of nearly thirty country houses in the area.
The images by Maurice Kitchener includes a collection of cars whose bodies were made by Salmons & Sons, based in Newport Pagnell.
All of the cataloguing has been completed for the Kitchener Collection’s glass plate negatives of towns and villages in north Buckinghamshire and beyond. We have added around 300 images, newly scanned and made available online, of local locations including Nash, Potterspury, Silverstone, Tingewick and Wavendon. Many have been catalogued with co-ordinates indicating their modern-day location, but some are still being located. We’ll be asking for help to identify those we are unable to find.
Volunteers are now working on the section containing images of cars, many made at the factory in Newport Pagnell. There are around 30 of these so work should be completed soon. Keep an eye out for updates!
All of the images from the Kitchener Collection are available to purchase as prints, a perfect Christmas present! See our page about Buying Prints.
Maurice Kitchener visited over 120 towns and villages in Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire to take his historic photographs. Use this map to find where he took photographs in your vicinity.
In 1930 the 20mph speed limit was abolished and in 1931 the Morris Minor, the first car costing as little as £100 (equivalent to £5,700 today), appeared. Car ownership began to rise rapidly.