Aylesbury, Kingsbury 1921

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Caption for Aylesbury, Kingsbury 1921: By this time, one of the houses has become a shop. The Red Lion on the left is now the Hobgoblin. In the centre of Kingsbury is the drinking fountain installed in 1914; it was removed in 1929 when a bus station was erected in the Square, and later re-erected in the Vale Park (see Chapter 2). Beyond is a World War I tank: it was parked here in 1920, but when it was being dismantled in 1929, it exploded - so it must have still contained some live ammunition for all those years.

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)

Mum and dad moved into 49 Ingram Avenue on the day of the Great Train Robbery in 1963, when Bedgrove was a new build estate. I was born there in September 1964. My name is Colin Simpson and I have two older sisters Maria and Teresa. We all went to the infant and junior schools. As a very small kid, I can remember Jansel (...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, Kingsbury 1921: By this time, one of the houses has become a shop. The Red Lion on the left is now the Hobgoblin. In the centre of Kingsbury is the drinking fountain installed in 1914; it was removed in 1929 when a bus station was erected in the Square, and later re-erected in the Vale Park (see Chapter 2). Beyond is a World War I tank: it was parked here in 1920, but when it was being dismantled in 1929, it exploded - so it must have still contained some live ammunition for all those years.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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