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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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 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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