Aylesbury, Bucks County Infirmary 1897

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Caption for Aylesbury, Bucks County Infirmary 1897: At the junction of Buckingham and Bicester Roads is the Royal Bucks Hospital. David Brandon rebuilt the hospital in 1859 to 1862 in a similar style to the earlier one; it had been a Georgian country house, with wings added in 1832. He was advised by Florence Nightingale herself, and it was the first post- Crimean War hospital to put into practice the Lady with the Lamp's precepts. It is remarkable that the facade is little changed, apart from an added storey at the right and a mansard to the centre.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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I was born in Buckingham Road in 1962 and lived in the same house (no.225) until I left for North Wales in 1985. I have many happy memories of living there, going to the Primary and Junior schools in Dunsham Lane and playing in the Alfred Rose Park, especially playing the Pitch and Putt golf (...Read full memory)

Mum and dad moved into 49 Ingram Avenue on the day of the Great Train Robbery in 1963, when Bedgrove was a new build estate. I was born there in September 1964. My name is Colin Simpson and I have two older sisters Maria and Teresa. We all went to the infant and junior schools. As a very small kid, I can remember Jansel (...Read full memory)

Born in 1961, growing up with my grandparents on Prebendal Ave, great memories. Little shops by the old brook, catching tadpoles, Ceely Rd school also Oak Green - seems like a mystery now. I lived in Aylesbury until I was 16, my grandparents had died. I cannot not find any photos of my past - did I even exist? My (...Read full memory)

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)

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Caption for Aylesbury, Bucks County Infirmary 1897: At the junction of Buckingham and Bicester Roads is the Royal Bucks Hospital. David Brandon rebuilt the hospital in 1859 to 1862 in a similar style to the earlier one; it had been a Georgian country house, with wings added in 1832. He was advised by Florence Nightingale herself, and it was the first post- Crimean War hospital to put into practice the Lady with the Lamp's precepts. It is remarkable that the facade is little changed, apart from an added storey at the right and a mansard to the centre.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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