Collected via Discover Milton Keynes as part of the City of Firsts exhibition, when visitors were asked to tell us some of their ‘firsts’. This gentleman told us his story but wished to remain anonymous as he thought it wasn’t very complimentary to the town.
“I arrived from Malta in 1957 by troop ship from Liverpool and then came down to Wolverton Station, with a friend from Haversham, and I walked down the main road. Not knowing the place, I thought it was a prison and found out it was the Railway Works!
The next thing what really hit me was lunchtime when this hooter went and 6,000 people came storming out the gates! I stood in the pub where the bar was full of pints and they just come in, threw the money at the barman, took 2 pints, sat down, quaffed it, then back to work. That was my first impression of Wolverton”.