Aylesbury, Cambridge Street c.1955

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Caption for Aylesbury, Cambridge Street c1955: Ye Olde Harrow Inn and the two- storey shops beyond went in the 1980s, but the tall three-storey brick building beyond of 1897 survives. Much beyond has also been replaced with 1980s work, while the old Odeon cinema, the blank wall in the distance, built in 1937, awaits demolition in 2000 for a Sainsbury's extension. More survives on the right as far as the middle distance, where the rear yard of Marks and Spencer's has punched a substantial hole in the street frontage.

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)

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)

Looking for any information on a Mary Frances Reed or the Reed family whom we think lived in Aylesbury at the time. Name might have been spelled Reid. This is for genealogical purposes

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.

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Caption for Aylesbury, Cambridge Street c1955: Ye Olde Harrow Inn and the two- storey shops beyond went in the 1980s, but the tall three-storey brick building beyond of 1897 survives. Much beyond has also been replaced with 1980s work, while the old Odeon cinema, the blank wall in the distance, built in 1937, awaits demolition in 2000 for a Sainsbury's extension. More survives on the right as far as the middle distance, where the rear yard of Marks and Spencer's has punched a substantial hole in the street frontage.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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