Aylesbury, Market Square c.1955

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Caption for Aylesbury, Market Square c1955: This view looks east past the much-reduced George pub, with Burton's facade beyond, to the junction of Cambridge Street at the left and High Street to the right of the Round House. The John Hampden statue behind the War Memorial has now moved nearer to the Disraeli statue; this is also by Fehr, and was erected in 1914. To its right is the Midland Bank, a Baroque pink sandstone-faced building of 1921.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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In the 1950s my family made regular summer trips to a scenic and elevated spot somewhere in the general area of Aylesbury for family picnics.  I have a few b&w snaps - one of which shows a road wide enough for two vehicles to pass comfortably, but with no paved footpath on either side.  There appears to be a (...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)

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)

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Caption for Aylesbury, Market Square c1955: This view looks east past the much-reduced George pub, with Burton's facade beyond, to the junction of Cambridge Street at the left and High Street to the right of the Round House. The John Hampden statue behind the War Memorial has now moved nearer to the Disraeli statue; this is also by Fehr, and was erected in 1914. To its right is the Midland Bank, a Baroque pink sandstone-faced building of 1921.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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