Aylesbury, The Old King's Head Hotel 1921

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Caption for Aylesbury, The Old King's Head Hotel 1921: This view looks through the entrance towards the inn yard, all of which survives to this day. Some of the ranges round the courtyard were galleried like those the famous George Inn in Southwark, also owned by the National Trust. Owned by the Rothschilds from the 1870s, which probably preserved it from modernisation, the King's Head was given by them to the National Trust in 1926, five years after this photograph was taken.

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)

My grandfather, Thomas John Powell, was sent to Aylesbury from South Eales to work at the end of the war until 1950. I would be interested to know what sort of work he might have done in Aylesbury and whether anyone has any recollections of him.

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)

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.

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Caption for Aylesbury, The Old King's Head Hotel 1921: This view looks through the entrance towards the inn yard, all of which survives to this day. Some of the ranges round the courtyard were galleried like those the famous George Inn in Southwark, also owned by the National Trust. Owned by the Rothschilds from the 1870s, which probably preserved it from modernisation, the King's Head was given by them to the National Trust in 1926, five years after this photograph was taken.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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