Aylesbury, High Street c.1955

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Caption for Aylesbury, High Street c1955: The photographer has turned east and is looking downhill in a similar location to the 1897 views. On the left is the 1938 neo-Georgian Marks and Spencer's that replaced Longleys. The rest of the buildings are in their last few years of existence. Of the 1850s terraces with white band course beyond Marks and Spencer's, only one house survives. In the far distance is the Hazell, Watson and Viney printing works with its tall chimney.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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My husband, Roger Watts, and his family lived in Castle St in the 1950's. The picture has a figure standing outside their front door (no.15) which could be his mother or older sister Linda. Can anybody shed some light on this ? The street was always free of cars with only the doctor, who lived a few doors away, (...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.

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)

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, High Street c1955: The photographer has turned east and is looking downhill in a similar location to the 1897 views. On the left is the 1938 neo-Georgian Marks and Spencer's that replaced Longleys. The rest of the buildings are in their last few years of existence. Of the 1850s terraces with white band course beyond Marks and Spencer's, only one house survives. In the far distance is the Hazell, Watson and Viney printing works with its tall chimney.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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