Category / New Towns / Urban

A collection of blog posts and images taken in and around British New Towns.

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  • Central Milton Keynes, 1987

    Milton Keynes New Town – views from 1987 and 2012

    Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire was designated a New Town on 23 January 1967 – 50 years ago today. I’ve visited twice, once in 1987 and again in 2012. I think it’s a great town (surely it should have city status by now) and although some neighbourhoods were looking a little weathered in 2012 there was also…

  • The Apollo Pavilion by Victor Passmore

    Peterlee

    (from a visit on 16 February 2014) Peterlee is a New Town in County Durham in the North East of England. The town is named after Peter Lee the miner’s leader and county councillor. Built in the 1950s under the New Towns Act of 1946 the town originally housed coal miners and their families. George…