|The Changing Face of Newport Pagnell|
|Construction of the M1, the first major motorway, began on the 24th March 1958.
Most of the people in Newport Pagnell were apprehensive about the effect which such a huge engineering project would have on the landscape of the surrounding area.
|This picture is taken from Gerald Stratton's book, called 'Newport Pagnell in the Nineteen Fifties', showing the start of the work|
|"People said that the countryside will never look the same again"
Voice of Gerald Stratten (local reporter at the time of the motorway construction), during an August 2000 interview.