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, Castle Street c1955


my name is Winifred Haynes. I lived in Ashtead.at i3 albert road. from 1939 until about 1959.my dad was an old Ashtead man walter Haynes. many man y happy memories. DAD WORKED AS A painter and also at the memorial hall for many years. as a caretaker. I went to school in Epsom at the convent ; many happy day with my friends and (...Read full memory)

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)

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, 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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