Aylesbury, High Street 1921

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Caption for Aylesbury, High Street 1921: By 1921 commerce has taken over, but few of the buildings shown survive today. The wall on the right belongs to the Congregational Church of 1874, demolished apart from the tower for the Hale Leys Shopping Centre in 1980.

An extract from Buckinghamshire Photographic Memories.

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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)

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)

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)

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.

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Caption for Aylesbury, High Street 1921: By 1921 commerce has taken over, but few of the buildings shown survive today. The wall on the right belongs to the Congregational Church of 1874, demolished apart from the tower for the Hale Leys Shopping Centre in 1980.

An extract from Buckinghamshire Photographic Memories.

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