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Want to learn more about the history of the priory site? Or the building of Milton Keynes? Need a lovely gift to give? Look no further than our selection of books on these subjects and more! The Milton Keynes Colouring Book features drawings from our archive collections. The comprehensive MK50: A New City Comes to Life tells the story of the new town. Or go back further to medieval times and discover Bradwell Abbey in The Chapel of St Mary: A Guide. Check back soon as we add more stock, including history-themed toys and gifts.

Architectural Design 6, 1973

£10

Architectural Design 6, 1973. Special issue: Milton Keynes
This special issue was compiled and edited by the team at Milton Keynes Development Corporation. It includes interviews with key people, a look at plans and photographs of early estates, and discusses design limitations.

Architecture and Planning of Milton Keynes

£15.89

This book outlines the early development of the new town through the 1970s, when Derek Walker was Chief Architect and Planner.

The Best Laid Plans

£5

This book presents the debates held during a witbess seminar and conference on the origins and subsequent development of Milton Keynes held in 1995.

Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes

£5

Milton Keynes Development Corporation
A guide and history for visitors to the Abbey.

Calverton Manor Farm

£5

A century of memories of this important local building.

The Chapel of St Mary: A Guide

£5.50

This is a great in-depth look at the history of the Chapel and its unique medieval wall paintings.

Continuity: From Garden City to New Town

£8

Provides a visual and historical record of twentieth century planned urban development in the context of garden cities and postwar new towns in the South East.

Derek Walker Associates: The View from Great Linford

£15

Derek Walker was the chief planner for Milton Keynes Development Corporation in the 1970s. He then went on to set up his own practice. This is a look at his many projects around the world, and also a few in Milton Keynes. Introduction by Stephen Gardiner.

Fast Forward: City Planning in a Hyper Dynamic Age

£20

This edition of the ISOCARP Review is about the extremes of development and the planning response to them. Fast Forward addresses the realities of those extremes and the ways in which different countries and individual cities have sought to cope with them. It features a chapter, Milton Keynes, UK: an exemplary new city outpacing its peers, by John Best and David Hackforth.

Milton Keynes: Image and Reality

£15

An in-depth insight into the planning and implementation of the new city of Milton Keynes, with quotes from the planners involved.

Impression Milton Keynes

£14.99

Between 2009 and 2011, Victoria Lamburn worked on a project photographing the new town of Milton Keynes.

Milton Keynes: a great place to live and work

£3

A marketing brochure from pre-1992.

Milton Keynes Colouring Book Vol. 1

£5

A colouring book suitable for kids and adults

Milton Keynes: the Guide

£6

The big little guide to MK. With pages packed with bite-sized information, photos and maps. The guide has appeal for residents, visitors and business with young and old finding something useful in it.

Milton Keynes Journal of Archaeology and History, No 3, 1974

£10

This issue gives a good in-depth report of the excavations at Bradwell Abbey carried out between 1968 and 1973.

The Milton Keynes Planning Manual

£21.04

MKDC policies, described in the Planning Manual, make up "best planning practice" for Milton Keynes as it had evolved by the early 1990s.

MK50: a new city comes to life

£15

This book is based on a major exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of Milton Keynes.

The Planning of Milton Keynes

£7

This book summarizes The Milton Keynes Planning Manual and is a good overview of the principles behind the design for Milton Keynes.

Postcards

£1.50

Local photographs taken in the 1920s by Maurice Kitchener.

Postcards to the Future: 'To Ali and Lee …'

£4

An exciting project run with local schools. Children were asked to write a message to children of the future about life in Milton Keynes.

Stony Stratford Town Walk

£3

This guided walk reveals some of the history and development of Stony Stratford. Published during Milton Keynes Year of the Environment 1989-1990.

The Story of St Lawrence Church

£3

St Lawrence Church in Bradwell Village, Milton Keynes is one of two surviving medieval churches in the Ecumenical Parish of Stantonbury.

Touching the Heart of Milton Keynes

£11.99

Milton Keynes comes to life in this concise, yet comprehensive and multi-dimensional exploration of a city often misunderstood. This is a tale of roundabouts and concrete cows, of earlier settlers often marginalised and forgotten, of a promising football team, of lakes and water sports, a thriving business and social community with unique issues, but a very promising future.

Urban Design Issue 104, 2007. Special Issue: Milton Keynes at 40

£5

This special issue celebrates the 40-year anniversary of the designation of the new town in 1967.

Windows on the Past

£7

Tells the fascinating story of Milton Keynes's past, mainly from the objects people left behind.

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