Lorraine recalls her first memories of hearing about Milton Keynes, and how just one trip on a Sunday afternoon in 1979 was enough to persuade her to relocate later the same year. As one of the first partners in John Lewis, Lorraine shares her memories of the community spirit the store worked hard to foster, establishing well-being, social and community events to assist in helping staff settle in to the New Town.
This HLF-funded project celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Milton Keynes. We interviewed more than 50 people who have made the town their home, who shared their memories, experiences, and hopes for the future. For more information about the project, visit mkpeoplesstories.co.uk