Aylesbury, Church Street 1921

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Caption for Aylesbury, Church Street 1921: All the houses on the left have been bought by the Thomas Hickman Charity in recent years and refurbished, including the Chantry on the left, a pretty Gothick front of about 1840 with arched and hood-moulded windows concealing a 16th century timber frame. On the right is the Buckinghamshire County Museum housed in Ceely House, the house with the porch on the right, and in the old Grammar School beyond. Ceely House's excellent Georgian front conceals a superb timber frame of 1472 built as the Brotherhood House of the Fraternity of the Virgin Mary.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

Memories of Aylesbury


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.

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

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.

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Caption for Aylesbury, Church Street 1921: All the houses on the left have been bought by the Thomas Hickman Charity in recent years and refurbished, including the Chantry on the left, a pretty Gothick front of about 1840 with arched and hood-moulded windows concealing a 16th century timber frame. On the right is the Buckinghamshire County Museum housed in Ceely House, the house with the porch on the right, and in the old Grammar School beyond. Ceely House's excellent Georgian front conceals a superb timber frame of 1472 built as the Brotherhood House of the Fraternity of the Virgin Mary.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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