Aylesbury, High Street 1897

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Caption for Aylesbury, High Street 1897: The two pubs remain: The Red Lion on the left, now The Hobgoblin, and the timber-framed The Rockwood, now The Lobster Pot. Beyond the drinking fountain, now in The Vale Park, is the World War I tank displayed here in the 1920s.

An extract from Buckinghamshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Aylesbury


My grandfather was steward of the Victoria Club in Kingsbury. My parents owned Towerseys, opposite the Vale. My other grandad, Rowland Towersey, was a basket maker with a shop which, during the war, became Bucks Bullion. Then it moved to the High Street in the 50's. The pub in Kingsbury is Rockwood not Rockwell, (...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)

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.

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

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Caption for Aylesbury, High Street 1897: The two pubs remain: The Red Lion on the left, now The Hobgoblin, and the timber-framed The Rockwood, now The Lobster Pot. Beyond the drinking fountain, now in The Vale Park, is the World War I tank displayed here in the 1920s.

An extract from Buckinghamshire Photographic Memories.

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