Aylesbury, The Vale c.1955

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Caption for Aylesbury, the Vale c1955: The Park was formally opened on 1 July 1937. It is remarkably little changed, apart from the line of tall Lombardy poplars which went in the 1990s and the removal of the hedges. Even the flower beds are still planted and maintained. Beyod the trees on the right are football pitches and the former open-air swimming pool. The drinking fountain, the gift of Councillor Thomas Sheriff to the town in 1914, was moved here from Kingsbury (see photograph number 70556).

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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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)

I am researching my family history, and try to find relatives, my Aunt Lydia married Reginald Elliott in Kent during the 1930s, they had 5 children?? Reg, John, Fred, Rose, Yvonne, My Aunts death in 1972 was reg in Aylesbury, this is a very long shot, but maybe someone knows about the Family. Brian.

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)

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 Vale c1955: The Park was formally opened on 1 July 1937. It is remarkably little changed, apart from the line of tall Lombardy poplars which went in the 1990s and the removal of the hedges. Even the flower beds are still planted and maintained. Beyod the trees on the right are football pitches and the former open-air swimming pool. The drinking fountain, the gift of Councillor Thomas Sheriff to the town in 1914, was moved here from Kingsbury (see photograph number 70556).

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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