Aylesbury, Market Square c.1950

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Caption for Aylesbury, Market Square c1950: The white fronted Burton's at the far end is in the up-to-the-minute Art Deco style favoured by the tailoring company all over the country. Its foundation stone was laid in 1936 by Stanley Howard Burton himself. The Industrial Photographers on the left have taken over from Freeman Hardy and Willis's shoeshop. Since the time of this view, the building has been stripped of all adornment and rendered, but the Victorian building on the right behind Boots survives in all its Italianate splendour above shop level.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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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)

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 grandfather was steward of the Victoria Club in Kingsbury. My parents owned Towerseys, opposite the Vale. My other grandad, Rowland Towersey, was a basket maker with a shop which, during the war, became Bucks Bullion. Then it moved to the High Street in the 50's. The pub in Kingsbury is Rockwood not Rockwell, (...Read full memory)

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.

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Caption for Aylesbury, Market Square c1950: The white fronted Burton's at the far end is in the up-to-the-minute Art Deco style favoured by the tailoring company all over the country. Its foundation stone was laid in 1936 by Stanley Howard Burton himself. The Industrial Photographers on the left have taken over from Freeman Hardy and Willis's shoeshop. Since the time of this view, the building has been stripped of all adornment and rendered, but the Victorian building on the right behind Boots survives in all its Italianate splendour above shop level.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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