Milton Keynes at 50: The making of a new town

As Milton Keynes celebrates its 50th birthday, we look back at how it was formed and how things are going in the current day.

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Watch ITV News Anglia's special programme to mark Milton Keynes at 50

The order to create Milton Keynes as a New Town came into effect on 23 January 1967. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

Several celebration cakes have been baked to mark 50 years of Milton Keynes. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

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