Aylesbury, High Street c.1955

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Caption for Aylesbury, High Street c1955: The three-gabled 1850s stucco buildings on the left survive, but beyond all has been rebuilt up to the signpost. The bank on the right, 1920s extensions to two houses, went in 1975. Its drab replacement Nat West Bank is now (in 2000) Methvens booksellers. Beyond in the sunlight is the Market Square, with the unmistakeable facade of Burtons visible.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

Memories of Aylesbury


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)

My grandfather, Thomas John Powell, was sent to Aylesbury from South Eales to work at the end of the war until 1950. I would be interested to know what sort of work he might have done in Aylesbury and whether anyone has any recollections of him.

I am looking to find someone who remembers the years 1941-1945 during WW2, in particular the family who lived at No.32, Whitehall Street/linked to Ripon Street. The families names were; Alice & Will Barnes, they had 3 children, Fred, Bert and Ina. Owing to the War my family were evacuated to Aylesbury from 1941 (...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 c1955: The three-gabled 1850s stucco buildings on the left survive, but beyond all has been rebuilt up to the signpost. The bank on the right, 1920s extensions to two houses, went in 1975. Its drab replacement Nat West Bank is now (in 2000) Methvens booksellers. Beyond in the sunlight is the Market Square, with the unmistakeable facade of Burtons visible.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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