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Introduction to the 1960s

The sixties saw low unemployment and rising wages, enabling millions of families to buy their first cars, televisions and washing machines. However, the decade was marked also by a large trade deficit and a fall in competitiveness in... Read more
1960
1960

1966 – Kenneth Newton Wright’s vision for MacIntyre

The Newton Wright family felt the strains of having a disabled child in the sixties first hand, when their youngest child Andrew was born with Down’s syndrome and they were told that sending Andrew to a long-stay hospital was their o... Read more
1966
1966

1966 – The MacIntyre DNA

MacIntyre started with distinctive characteristics or what it is called its DNA, which has defined its work for half a century. This came from a visionary belief of the learning potential of people with learning disabilities, their val... Read more
1966
1966

1967 – Staff Development an Early Priority

After his family’s loss of Andrew, Kenneth Newton Wright was determined to ensure every child had access to the best expertise available and recognised the critical role of staff development in providing a quality education.... Read more
1967
1967

1969 – Creative Fundraising: The Butlin Prize in the Daily Mail Transatlantic Air Race

MacIntyre was doing the impossible, and the fund for such a pioneering project had to come from equally pioneering fundraising initiatives. ... Read more
1969
1969

1969 – Westoning Manor purchased

Ken Newton-Wright came across Westoning Manor in Bedfordshire, which consisted of 40 acres of land, out-houses and stables: the ideal setting for his village. ... Read more
1969
1969
1960s




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