Category Archives: Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes from the tenth floor

I’m not sneering – honestly I’m not. After all, I like Rotterdam. And what better way of humanising tall buildings than by creating squares amongst them and opening cafés and shops all along the ground floors? But . . . … Continue reading

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Milton Keynes station again: “O Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast”

I told you the square in front of Milton Keynes station was windy, and here is the evidence. I’ve passed this sculpture dozens of times and had merely clocked it as a pair of frightened jelly babies. Today I looked at … Continue reading

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Bletchley market

Unreliable memories! Yesterday I misremembered Bletchley market canopy in the 1970s as a block of white plastic mini-teepees, but after searching for photos online, I discover that it was actually a block of white toadstools or funnels. The photos are … Continue reading

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Milton Keynes station

A dull building on a dull day. There are also two wings on either side.  I’ve tried, but I still don’t care for it. By the time you’ve walked down Midsummer Boulevard, you want a more engaging sight than this … Continue reading

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Bletchley Park

I first visited Bletchley Park one summer’s afternoon sometime in the 1990s with my mother.  For her (born 1924), the Second World War was a defining event.  She had worked at London Transformer Products in NW London, and I had … Continue reading

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