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)

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?

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)

The days when you could let your children out to play and not worry. We used to sneak up in the hole in the fence to play in the big oak tree that sits above the shelter. It was our camp and was called the Five Oaks. We took food and drink, pinned pictures on the tree it was great We used to spy on Old Mr George Woodford (...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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