Aylesbury, Castle Street c.1955

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Caption for Aylesbury, Castle Street c1955: There was a castle at Aylesbury, but its location is unknown: only the name of Castle Street commemorates it. Here the photographer looks uphill towards Temple Square. The 18th-century cottages on the left stand behind a raised pavement. On the right is the tall pedimented front of the old Independent Chapel of 1778, demolished in 1979 and replaced by Hickman Charity flats.

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)

My grandfather, Thomas John Powell, was sent to Aylesbury from South Eales to work at the end of the war until 1950. I would be interested to know what sort of work he might have done in Aylesbury and whether anyone has any recollections of him.

I am looking to find someone who remembers the years 1941-1945 during WW2, in particular the family who lived at No.32, Whitehall Street/linked to Ripon Street. The families names were; Alice & Will Barnes, they had 3 children, Fred, Bert and Ina. Owing to the War my family were evacuated to Aylesbury from 1941 (...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.

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Caption for Aylesbury, Castle Street c1955: There was a castle at Aylesbury, but its location is unknown: only the name of Castle Street commemorates it. Here the photographer looks uphill towards Temple Square. The 18th-century cottages on the left stand behind a raised pavement. On the right is the tall pedimented front of the old Independent Chapel of 1778, demolished in 1979 and replaced by Hickman Charity flats.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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