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 spent most of my childhood from age 5 - 16 living at 25 Westmorland Avenue (family was the Prices). It was such a lovely street and we had such wonderful neighbours. I hope to get back to England one day and to visit the area.

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, (...Read full memory)

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.

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)

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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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