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Thursday Scratch Nights

MK Pioneers: In the Beginning there was Pooleyville

10.9.2015
Fred Pooley and Bill Berrett examine a model of one of the villages of the North Bucks New City, 1962

Fred Pooley and Bill Berrett examine a model of one of the villages of the North Bucks New City, 1962

Fred Pooley and Bill Berrett examine a model of one of the villages of the North Bucks New City, 1962

MK Pioneers: In the beginning there was Pooleyville

Thursday 10 September / 7pm / Free

 

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Bill Berrett will be the first speaker in a series of occasional talks under the title of MK Pioneers, arranged by Milton Keynes Forum in association with MK Gallery.

 

Bill was an architect working for Bucks CC in the early 1960s when one day he was approached by Fred Pooley (the County Architect) to work upon a confidential project for a New Town in North Buckinghamshire. It duly acquired the name of “Pooleyville” and Bill personally drew the initial plans and worked closely with Fred in developing them and presenting them to the local people. He subsequently joined MKDC in 1968 before leaving to become Director of Planning and Social Development in Auckland. Bill is therefore one of the very few people who can genuinely claim to have been involved at the very start of MK. Bill will put the birth of MK into an historical perspective as well as talking about the proposed monorail system that was an integral part of Pooleyville and giving his thoughts about how MK has subsequently developed.

 

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