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 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)

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

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 am researching my family history, and try to find relatives, my Aunt Lydia married Reginald Elliott in Kent during the 1930s, they had 5 children?? Reg, John, Fred, Rose, Yvonne, My Aunts death in 1972 was reg in Aylesbury, this is a very long shot, but maybe someone knows about the Family. Brian.

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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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