Aylesbury, Children Outside The Victoria Hall 1897

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Caption for Aylesbury, Children 1897: Above the doorway can be seen the dedication plaque mentioned in the caption to photograph 39627. The children, all in smart hats or bonnets, have mostly managed to stand still long enough for the photograph, except for the baby in the splendid period perambulator, whose head is a blur of activity. Are the children waiting patiently while their fathers take a glass or two of beer inside?

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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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)

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)

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)

Mum and dad moved into 49 Ingram Avenue on the day of the Great Train Robbery in 1963, when Bedgrove was a new build estate. I was born there in September 1964. My name is Colin Simpson and I have two older sisters Maria and Teresa. We all went to the infant and junior schools. As a very small kid, I can remember Jansel (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Aylesbury, Children 1897: Above the doorway can be seen the dedication plaque mentioned in the caption to photograph 39627. The children, all in smart hats or bonnets, have mostly managed to stand still long enough for the photograph, except for the baby in the splendid period perambulator, whose head is a blur of activity. Are the children waiting patiently while their fathers take a glass or two of beer inside?

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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