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.

Memories of Aylesbury


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)

Your picture of Kingsbury Square shows a fountain which was dedicated to someone called Adkins, whole relatives are locals called Keen. That fountain was moved at the time of George 5th's Jubilee and is still in the Vale Park in the High Street. Lesly Batcheler

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

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, 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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