Aylesbury, Walton Street 1921

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Caption for Aylesbury, Walton Street 1921: We are looking from Market Square south-east into Walton Street. The Bell had been reworked in 1919, and is still much the same. On the right, however, all has gone under the 1960s blizzard of redevelopment: the jewellers and the Greyhound Hotel made way for Friars Square shopping centre. Beyond is now 'Fred's Folly', the 1960s County Council office tower block, a landmark for miles around. It is of textured concrete and twelve storeys high, much disliked locally, but in fact a rather good design by Fred Pooley, the then County Architect.

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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.

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 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)

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)

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Caption for Aylesbury, Walton Street 1921: We are looking from Market Square south-east into Walton Street. The Bell had been reworked in 1919, and is still much the same. On the right, however, all has gone under the 1960s blizzard of redevelopment: the jewellers and the Greyhound Hotel made way for Friars Square shopping centre. Beyond is now 'Fred's Folly', the 1960s County Council office tower block, a landmark for miles around. It is of textured concrete and twelve storeys high, much disliked locally, but in fact a rather good design by Fred Pooley, the then County Architect.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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