Aylesbury, Temple Square c.1955

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Caption for Aylesbury, Temple Square c1955: Temple Square was probably a principal crossroads in the 10th-century Anglo-Sacon burh, with Kingsbury the market place at the south-east corner of the early town. Here the photographer looks from Temple Square along Church Street; the churchyard was also within the burh's earthen rampart.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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Your picture of Kingsbury Square shows a fountain which was dedicated to someone called Adkins, whole relatives are locals called Keen. That fountain was moved at the time of George 5th's Jubilee and is still in the Vale Park in the High Street. Lesly Batcheler

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)

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Caption for Aylesbury, Temple Square c1955: Temple Square was probably a principal crossroads in the 10th-century Anglo-Sacon burh, with Kingsbury the market place at the south-east corner of the early town. Here the photographer looks from Temple Square along Church Street; the churchyard was also within the burh's earthen rampart.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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