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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The shop just to the right of W. H.Smith is The Mac Shop where my father was manager. This was my home from 1955 until university, 1974

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)

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)

The WWI tank was removed because little boys used to enter and use it as a toilet. It exploded when the welder went to work on it because there was still petrol in the fuel tank, not ammunition. The welder flew across Kingsbury and landed, dead, in front of Ivatt's shoe shop (the signs are still up on the wall). The Rockwell has (...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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