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.

Memories of Aylesbury


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 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)

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, 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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