Memories of Aylesbury

School Hoildays

The days when you could let your children out to play and not worry. We used to sneak up in the hole in the fence to play in the big oak tree that sits above the shelter. It was our camp and was called the Five Oaks. We took food and drink, pinned pictures on the tree it was great We used to spy on Old Mr George Woodford ...Read full memory

Happy Childhood Days

My husband, Roger Watts, and his family lived in Castle St in the 1950's. The picture has a figure standing outside their front door (no.15) which could be his mother or older sister Linda. Can anybody shed some light on this ? The street was always free of cars with only the doctor, who lived a few doors away, owning ...Read full memory

A memory of Aylesbury by Lesley Watts

Family Picnics In 1950s

In the 1950s my family made regular summer trips to a scenic and elevated spot somewhere in the general area of Aylesbury for family picnics.  I have a few b&w snaps - one of which shows a road wide enough for two vehicles to pass comfortably, but with no paved footpath on either side.  There appears to be ...Read full memory

A memory of Aylesbury by Susan Coleman

32 Whitehall Street

I am looking to find someone who remembers the years 1941-1945 during WW2, in particular the family who lived at No.32, Whitehall Street/linked to Ripon Street. The families names were; Alice & Will Barnes, they had 3 children, Fred, Bert and Ina. Owing to the War my family were evacuated to Aylesbury from 1941 (approx) ...Read full memory

Thomas John Powell 1945 1950

My grandfather, Thomas John Powell, was sent to Aylesbury from South Eales to work at the end of the war until 1950. I would be interested to know what sort of work he might have done in Aylesbury and whether anyone has any recollections of him.

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All Family From Aylesbury

My grandfather was steward of the Victoria Club in Kingsbury. My parents owned Towerseys, opposite the Vale. My other grandad, Rowland Towersey, was a basket maker with a shop which, during the war, became Bucks Bullion. Then it moved to the High Street in the 50's. The pub in Kingsbury is Rockwood not Rockwell, I ...Read full memory

Ashtead.

my name is Winifred Haynes. I lived in Ashtead.at i3 albert road. from 1939 until about 1959.my dad was an old Ashtead man walter Haynes. many man y happy memories. DAD WORKED AS A painter and also at the memorial hall for many years. as a caretaker. I went to school in Epsom at the convent ; many happy day with my friends and ...Read full memory

A memory of Aylesbury by jillyfitz66

Lifetime Ago

I WAS BORN AT 5 PARK STREET ON AUGUST THE 10TH 1938, I WAS NAMED BRIAN EDWARD SMITH aka SMUDGER. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING FOR PAUL GEOFFREY HAZELL AND HIS WIFE MARILYN. CAN ANYONE HELP. THEY WILL BE IN THEIR LATE 70s. I LIVED AT THE PARK STREET ADDRESS UNTIL I LEFT HOME TO JOIN THE ROYAL NAVY IN 1953, HAPPY DAYS.

A memory of Aylesbury

Pearks Stores

Pub was the Rockwood, not Rockwell. I worked at Pearks Stores, 56, Kingsbury, from 1958 to 1964. My first manager was Cllr. Eric Bentley, an 8th Army veteran. He moved down to the West Country and opened a hotel. Kingsbury was then the Bus station with buses going to such places as Windsor, Northampton, Bedford etc.

A memory of Aylesbury by Ron Adams

Whiskin's Grocers

In the 1871 census records my Great, Great, Great Grandfather owned a grocery store in this street.  His name was Charles Whiskin and he lived here with his wife Susannah and Catherine, Edward and Ernest his children. Many other relatives lived here also along with a nurse maid and a chap called Henry Green who again worked in the shop.

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