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)

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

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 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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