HRH Prince William unveils our new Founders Pillar

“To an Arts person like me, early Milton Keynes seemed an enticingly blank playlist. Everything needed doing, and if the city didn’t offer what you wanted you felt it was okay to just pitch up and make it happen. Others were doing the same so it wasn’t long before we were all collaborating, promoting and supporting each other’s activities, building momentum and ambition for anything creative, bold, diverse, engaging and fun. At the time, we didn’t realise that our energy and hunger would be a deal maker when Arts funders were deciding if they should invest in our city, but so it later proved.” Jacky Scott, Arts & Culture Founder

The Founders Pillar acknowledges the diverse range of people who contributed to the built, social, commercial & cultural development of the New Town of Milton Keynes, our city. We are seeking those who contributed between 1967 – 1992 for our Founders Roll. It was the greatest honour that HRH The Duke of Cambridge recently unveiled the newly engraved Pillar at The Milton Keynes Rose, in celebration of The Founders. We hope that people will be happy to tell us about their memories and roles, realising the high regards their efforts and vision are held in, please get in touch with John Moffoot (

Read about the Founders

Watch the pillar being engraved