Aylesbury, High Street c.1960

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Caption for Aylesbury, High Street c1960: The photographer has climbed onto the upper storey of the building next to Marks & Spencer's to look past the 1890s Post Office, the Tudor-style building with the ball finial to its gable on the right, to the Granada Cinema. The Post Office was demolised and replaced with the present characterless one in the 1960s, while the Granada has gone the way of some many cinemas and is now (in 2000) the Gala Club Bingo.

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)

In the 1950s my family made regular summer trips to a scenic and elevated spot somewhere in the general area of Aylesbury for family picnics.  I have a few b&w snaps - one of which shows a road wide enough for two vehicles to pass comfortably, but with no paved footpath on either side.  There appears to be a (...Read full memory)

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 never saw this part of the canal as shown in this photo, the opposite bank was the site of Frith's, the builders' supply company. My father was a salesman for Frith's for many years. The location was called Hilda's Warf, and earlier in the 50's & the 40's supplies such as bathroom tiles were (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Aylesbury, High Street c1960: The photographer has climbed onto the upper storey of the building next to Marks & Spencer's to look past the 1890s Post Office, the Tudor-style building with the ball finial to its gable on the right, to the Granada Cinema. The Post Office was demolised and replaced with the present characterless one in the 1960s, while the Granada has gone the way of some many cinemas and is now (in 2000) the Gala Club Bingo.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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