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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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)

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 days when you could let your children out to play and not worry. We used to sneak up in the hole in the fence to play in the big oak tree that sits above the shelter. It was our camp and was called the Five Oaks. We took food and drink, pinned pictures on the tree it was great We used to spy on Old Mr George Woodford (...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

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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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