Milton Keynes designated as a New Town/ The Founders

Development of Milton Keynes began following its formal designation as a new town on January 23rd. Its purpose was to help alleviate London’s chronic housing problem.

It was also built to provide a commercial centre for Buckinghamshire. It was called Milton Keynes after the existing village of that name.

The Founders. Celebrating those who created, shaped and animated our new city.

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.

ARTS & CULTURE

Fionnuala Boyd

Theresa Collard

Hilary Davan Wetton

Les Evans

Margo Kettle

Cleo Laine

Liz Leyh

Edna Reed

Margaret Sale

Lady Rima Scott

Jacky Scott

DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Ben Affleck

Brian Brookman

Lord Chilver

Luing Cowley MBE

Sue Cox

Richard Cox

Allan Duff

John Duggan

Sir Evelyn De Rothschild

Frank Henshaw DL

Neil Higson DipLA FLI

Bob Hill

Walter Ismay

Dr Peter Jarvis

John Napleton

Gillian Misscampbell

Stuart Moscropp

Don Ritson

Fred Roche

Lee Shostak

Derek Walker

John Walker

ENVIRONMENT

Brian Salter

Brenda Wickham

COMMUNITY

Morwenna Bucknall

Marie Collins MBE

Nick Jackson

Sheila Kellet

Roger Kitchen

David Hildreth

Peter Waterman

POLITICS

Frank Atter

Ray Bellchambers

Bill Benyon MP

Roger Bristow

Dick Emmings

Maurice Howell

David Taylor

EDUCATION

Dr Geoff Cooksey

Joe Clinch

Jennie Lee

Trevor Jeavons

BUSINESS

Bill Blyth

Roger Bowden

Malcolm Brighton OBE DL

Alan Downer

Ellie Ellery

John Ellery

Jim Marshall

Jim Matthews

Sir John Southby

Sir Peter Thompson

LAW & ORDER

Rodney Corner

Tim Hill

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Michael Murray

Margaret Durbridge

PHILANTHROPY

Margaret Powell

Peter Wilson

Jane Wilson

HEALTHCARE

Leslie Jell

FAITH

Rev Sister Yoshie Maruta

ARCHITECTURE & LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Ken Baker

Colin Barrett

Robert de Grey

Tarsem Flora

Margot Kettle

SPORT

Marie Collins MBE

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