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The iconic New Town of Milton Keynes celebrated the 50th anniversary of its creation on Monday 23 January 2017.
ITV News Anglia hosted a special programme from centre:mk in the heart of the community presented by Becky Jago and Jonathan Wills.
From concrete cows to roundabouts, the programme traced the history of the planning prototype for a new city and reported on the celebrations there.
It featured birthday messages from long jumper Greg Rutherford, jazz legend Cleo Lane, Formula 1 racing driving Christian Horner and MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman.
Fifty years ago Milton Keynes was little more than a tiny Buckinghamshire village now it's a thriving conurbation that wants to be officially named a city.
It was the first of a new generation of New Towns originally built to relieve a housing shortage in London back in 1967.
Today many companies have put down roots in the town over the years .
Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia Matthew Hudson
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