Aylesbury, St Mary's Square c.1965

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Caption for Aylesbury, St Mary's Square c1965: In this view, the photographer looks back past the Bucks Evangelistic Mission Hall to the Georgian-fronted cottages on the right of photograph number A84022. The windows on these houses are a mix of vertical sliding sashes, casements and horizontal sliding sashes, known as Norfolk sashes. Both trees in the churchyard survive today. On the far right is the old school on the corner of Pebble Lane, which leads back into Kingsbury; it is now an exhibition gallery for the County Museum.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

Memories of Aylesbury


I spent most of my childhood from age 5 - 16 living at 25 Westmorland Avenue (family was the Prices). It was such a lovely street and we had such wonderful neighbours. I hope to get back to England one day and to visit the area.

The days when you could let your children out to play and not worry. We used to sneak up in the hole in the fence to play in the big oak tree that sits above the shelter. It was our camp and was called the Five Oaks. We took food and drink, pinned pictures on the tree it was great We used to spy on Old Mr George Woodford (...Read full memory)

My husband, Roger Watts, and his family lived in Castle St and then Priory Cres, from the early 50's to the late 70's.The photo of Castle St. taken in 1955 would appear to have his mother or his older sister (Linda) standing outside their front door. Can anybody confirm this?

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)

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Caption for Aylesbury, St Mary's Square c1965: In this view, the photographer looks back past the Bucks Evangelistic Mission Hall to the Georgian-fronted cottages on the right of photograph number A84022. The windows on these houses are a mix of vertical sliding sashes, casements and horizontal sliding sashes, known as Norfolk sashes. Both trees in the churchyard survive today. On the far right is the old school on the corner of Pebble Lane, which leads back into Kingsbury; it is now an exhibition gallery for the County Museum.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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