In 1968 Northampton was designated a third-wave New Town. The town subsequently underwent a significant period of rapid expansion and migration extremely quickly. From the building of the Eastern District and Hunsbury to the demolition of many loved historic buildings in the town centre, it was a period that changed Northampton forever. Corby’s New Town journey began 18 years earlier when it was designated a first-wave New Town in 1950.
Through intergenerational arts, heritage and community activity across four strands, 60 Miles by Road or Rail champions our largely untold New Town stories, exploring their legacy on our lives today as Northants once again faces great transformation and uncertainty.