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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Pub was the Rockwood, not Rockwell. I worked at Pearks Stores, 56, Kingsbury, from 1958 to 1964. My first manager was Cllr. Eric Bentley, an 8th Army veteran. He moved down to the West Country and opened a hotel. Kingsbury was then the Bus station with buses going to such places as Windsor, Northampton, Bedford etc.

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)

Your picture of Kingsbury Square shows a fountain which was dedicated to someone called Adkins, whole relatives are locals called Keen. That fountain was moved at the time of George 5th's Jubilee and is still in the Vale Park in the High Street. Lesly Batcheler

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

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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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