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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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 in the 1950's. The picture has a figure standing outside their front door (no.15) which could be his mother or older sister Linda. Can anybody shed some light on this ? The street was always free of cars with only the doctor, who lived a few doors away, (...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.

Born in 1961, growing up with my grandparents on Prebendal Ave, great memories. Little shops by the old brook, catching tadpoles, Ceely Rd school also Oak Green - seems like a mystery now. I lived in Aylesbury until I was 16, my grandparents had died. I cannot not find any photos of my past - did I even exist? My (...Read full memory)

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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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