Community Spirit was essential for Bletchley in its expansion days. Many new people were arriving in the area, leaving behind everything and everyone they knew and they needed to create a sense of belonging. Bletchley Urban District Council and the town's churches held out a welcome to the newcomers and encouraged them to set up clubs and participate in events that would make them feel at home. Youth clubs were established as so many Londoners had young families and they were thus able to mix with the town's 'native' youngsters. The Queen's visit in 1966 provided an opportunity for the town to unite in an enjoyable event. Click on the photographs to see how Bletchley's Community Spirit developed.
Bletchley Spirit. Youth clubs. The Queen's Visit.