Aylesbury, County Hall 1897

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Caption for Aylesbury, County Hall 1897: This shows the Market Square in the heart of the town. The south side of the square is dominated by the Georgian County Hall, whcihwas designed by Thomas Harris. Work started in 1722, but it was not completed until 1737: local government has always been strapped for cash. There used to be a balcony across the centre at first floor level from which public hangings took place until 1845.

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)

The days when you could let your children out to play and not worry. We used to sneak up in the hole in the fence to play in the big oak tree that sits above the shelter. It was our camp and was called the Five Oaks. We took food and drink, pinned pictures on the tree it was great We used to spy on Old Mr George Woodford (...Read full memory)

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

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Caption for Aylesbury, County Hall 1897: This shows the Market Square in the heart of the town. The south side of the square is dominated by the Georgian County Hall, whcihwas designed by Thomas Harris. Work started in 1722, but it was not completed until 1737: local government has always been strapped for cash. There used to be a balcony across the centre at first floor level from which public hangings took place until 1845.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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