Aylesbury, The War Memorial And John Hampden Statue c.1955

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Caption for Aylesbury, the War Memorial and John Hampden Statue c1955: After the First World War, a dignified war memorial was built at the north end of the Market Square with the names of the dead on bronze plaques. It is unchanged, apart from plaques added for the dead of the Second World War. The statue is of John Hampden, the 'Patriot', who was one of the Parliamentary leaders in the Civil War against Charles I. The bronze statue by Fehr was erected in 1911; it was moved fifty feet in 1988 when the Market Place was restored.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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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)

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)

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

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)

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Caption for Aylesbury, the War Memorial and John Hampden Statue c1955: After the First World War, a dignified war memorial was built at the north end of the Market Square with the names of the dead on bronze plaques. It is unchanged, apart from plaques added for the dead of the Second World War. The statue is of John Hampden, the 'Patriot', who was one of the Parliamentary leaders in the Civil War against Charles I. The bronze statue by Fehr was erected in 1911; it was moved fifty feet in 1988 when the Market Place was restored.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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