Examiner sports correspondent BONNY DELLOW was born and raised in Milton Keynes and gives you the low-down on the Buckinghamshire town
1 – Milton Keynes is like New York City. On its design and build in 1967, it was decided Milton Keynes would adpot the ‘grid system’, similar to that used by New York City. A system of horizontal and vertical main roads at 1km intervals provide easy transport for the districts which sit between them.
2 – Sam Tomkins is a Don. Wigan Warrior Sam Tomkins may not be an MK Dons fan, but the rugby league star was born in Milton Keynes. However, his family soon moved north, giving Tomkins the platform to establish his Super League career.
3 – The Fourth Protocol. Starring Sir Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan, much of this 1987 film was shot in Milton Keynes residential estate Heelands. The plot centres on a nuclear agreement between the East and West, and made over $12m from box office sales.
4 – There are more roundabouts in MK than anywhere else in the country. At an average of 3.82 roundabouts every square mile, Milton Keynes has become synonymous with them.
5 – Home of the Code-breakers. Bletchley Park in Milton Keynes is the site of the UK’s main decryption establishment. It was also the location where the Nazi Enigma code was decrypted.