Aylesbury, The Vale c.1955

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Caption for Aylesbury, the Vale c1955: This view looks west towards one of two shelters, past the brick-walled sloping bed used for those 'say it wth plants' commemorations so beloved of municipal gardeners everywhere. The shelter remains, but it has had the windows and brick infilling removed, so it now only shelters from the rain. Beyond the poplars was the old London and North West Railway station on the line from Cheddington. The staion, by 1955 only for freight trains, was demolished in 1960.

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)

Mum and dad moved into 49 Ingram Avenue on the day of the Great Train Robbery in 1963, when Bedgrove was a new build estate. I was born there in September 1964. My name is Colin Simpson and I have two older sisters Maria and Teresa. We all went to the infant and junior schools. As a very small kid, I can remember Jansel (...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)

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, the Vale c1955: This view looks west towards one of two shelters, past the brick-walled sloping bed used for those 'say it wth plants' commemorations so beloved of municipal gardeners everywhere. The shelter remains, but it has had the windows and brick infilling removed, so it now only shelters from the rain. Beyond the poplars was the old London and North West Railway station on the line from Cheddington. The staion, by 1955 only for freight trains, was demolished in 1960.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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