Aylesbury, High Street c.1955

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Caption for Aylesbury, High Street c1955: The 'gateway' to the High Street at the Exchange Street junction has changed. The Chandos Arms and the shops beyond are now 1970s offices, and on the right side of the road is Hampden House, a stylish but incongruous office block with shops on the ground floor. St Joseph's Catholic Church is further up on the left, and Marks & Spencer's can be seen in the distance. Exchange Street was subsequently turned into a dual carriageway: the photographer stands where there is now a large roundabout.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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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)

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)

The WWI tank was removed because little boys used to enter and use it as a toilet. It exploded when the welder went to work on it because there was still petrol in the fuel tank, not ammunition. The welder flew across Kingsbury and landed, dead, in front of Ivatt's shoe shop (the signs are still up on the wall). The Rockwell has (...Read full memory)

My husband, Roger Watts, and his family lived in Castle St and then Priory Cres, from the early 50's to the late 70's.The photo of Castle St. taken in 1955 would appear to have his mother or his older sister (Linda) standing outside their front door. Can anybody confirm this?

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Caption for Aylesbury, High Street c1955: The 'gateway' to the High Street at the Exchange Street junction has changed. The Chandos Arms and the shops beyond are now 1970s offices, and on the right side of the road is Hampden House, a stylish but incongruous office block with shops on the ground floor. St Joseph's Catholic Church is further up on the left, and Marks & Spencer's can be seen in the distance. Exchange Street was subsequently turned into a dual carriageway: the photographer stands where there is now a large roundabout.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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