Aylesbury, Market Square 1921

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Caption for Aylesbury, Market Square 1921: On the right the Market Theatre, now long gone, was behind the pub dispensing Weller's Ales, the Market Tavern. The grand Victorian building to its left, the International Stores, now the Halifax, survives, but all to its left has gone. The scaffolding beyond the lamppost hides Lloyds Bank, which was being extended and restored at the time this photograph was taken (there are rainwater heads dated 1921). Thisbank was founded in 1795; it became the Bucks and Oxon Union Bank in 1853.

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

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)

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)

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Caption for Aylesbury, Market Square 1921: On the right the Market Theatre, now long gone, was behind the pub dispensing Weller's Ales, the Market Tavern. The grand Victorian building to its left, the International Stores, now the Halifax, survives, but all to its left has gone. The scaffolding beyond the lamppost hides Lloyds Bank, which was being extended and restored at the time this photograph was taken (there are rainwater heads dated 1921). Thisbank was founded in 1795; it became the Bucks and Oxon Union Bank in 1853.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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