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.

Memories of Aylesbury


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 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)

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, 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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