Aylesbury, The Market Place c.1950

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Caption for Aylesbury, the Market Place c1950: This view is taken from beneath the Corn Exchange archways, which once led to the relocated cattle market some two hundred yards behind the photographer. In 1950 the old market place had become a car park. It is now restored and car free; the central areas are surfaced with Denner Hill setts, a hard stone from the Chilterns above High Wycombe which is used all over the south of the county for kerbs and setts.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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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)

Pub was the Rockwood, not Rockwell. I worked at Pearks Stores, 56, Kingsbury, from 1958 to 1964. My first manager was Cllr. Eric Bentley, an 8th Army veteran. He moved down to the West Country and opened a hotel. Kingsbury was then the Bus station with buses going to such places as Windsor, Northampton, Bedford etc.

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)

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

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Caption for Aylesbury, the Market Place c1950: This view is taken from beneath the Corn Exchange archways, which once led to the relocated cattle market some two hundred yards behind the photographer. In 1950 the old market place had become a car park. It is now restored and car free; the central areas are surfaced with Denner Hill setts, a hard stone from the Chilterns above High Wycombe which is used all over the south of the county for kerbs and setts.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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