Aylesbury, Wesleyan Chapel 1897

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Caption for Aylesbury, Wesleyan Chapel 1897: North-west from Kingsbury we go down Buckingham Street, passing the Wesleyan Church, now Aylesbury Methodist Church. The designers certainly pushed the boat out: their 1893 facade is stylishly Italianate, with lots of carved stonework, banded arches and granite columns. The gate piers and ironwork have gone, and the arches are now glazed in. The setting is not as good as it was in the 1890s, for the houses to the right, out of view, were replaced by awful 1960s shops with offices over.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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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)

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.

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)

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, Wesleyan Chapel 1897: North-west from Kingsbury we go down Buckingham Street, passing the Wesleyan Church, now Aylesbury Methodist Church. The designers certainly pushed the boat out: their 1893 facade is stylishly Italianate, with lots of carved stonework, banded arches and granite columns. The gate piers and ironwork have gone, and the arches are now glazed in. The setting is not as good as it was in the 1890s, for the houses to the right, out of view, were replaced by awful 1960s shops with offices over.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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