Aylesbury, Market Square c.1955

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Caption for Aylesbury, Market Square c1955: Between the lions is a statue of Major-General Charles Compton, third Baron Chesham, the commander of the Bucks Militia, who fought in South Africa during the Boer War. This good bronze by Tweed was unveiled in 1910; it still surveys the square, although the low stone walls either side of the plinth have been removed.

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 c1955: Between the lions is a statue of Major-General Charles Compton, third Baron Chesham, the commander of the Bucks Militia, who fought in South Africa during the Boer War. This good bronze by Tweed was unveiled in 1910; it still surveys the square, although the low stone walls either side of the plinth have been removed.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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