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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The shop just to the right of W. H.Smith is The Mac Shop where my father was manager. This was my home from 1955 until university, 1974

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)

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)

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)

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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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