Aylesbury, The Bull's Head Hotel c.1965

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Caption for Aylesbury, Bulls Head Hotel c1965: On the east side of Market Square was the Bull's Head Hotel, a mostly late 18th-century building which was Tudorised by Giacomo Gargini in the 1920s. A flamboyant character, and Mayor of Aylesbury in the 1930s, Gargini added the half-timbering, leaded windows and oriels, presumably to rival the genuine medieval framing of the King's Head. Demolished in 1969, it is now the entry to the early 1980s Hale Leys shopping centre.

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)

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)

I am looking to find someone who remembers the years 1941-1945 during WW2, in particular the family who lived at No.32, Whitehall Street/linked to Ripon Street. The families names were; Alice & Will Barnes, they had 3 children, Fred, Bert and Ina. Owing to the War my family were evacuated to Aylesbury from 1941 (...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?

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Caption for Aylesbury, Bulls Head Hotel c1965: On the east side of Market Square was the Bull's Head Hotel, a mostly late 18th-century building which was Tudorised by Giacomo Gargini in the 1920s. A flamboyant character, and Mayor of Aylesbury in the 1930s, Gargini added the half-timbering, leaded windows and oriels, presumably to rival the genuine medieval framing of the King's Head. Demolished in 1969, it is now the entry to the early 1980s Hale Leys shopping centre.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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