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.

Memories of Aylesbury


My father was also the manager of The Bulls head hotel in the 1950s, Mr Ronald F Williams. At that time Sophia Loren was staying and she joined us for tea as my mother is Italian also, they had a good long chat. I remember sitting with my corgi called Kim in that front bay window looking at the people passing by. How lovely (...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)

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)

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)

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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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