Aylesbury, Westmorland Avenue c.1965

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Caption for Aylesbury, Westmorland Avenue c1965: Westmorland Avenue is one of the roads laid out for residential development between Tring Road and Wendover Road. These early 1950s houses are still pairs of semis with a mix of hipped and gabled roofs, the latter with rendered upper floors; they also have the metal-framed 'Crittal' windows which only went out of favour in the 1960s. Our tour of Aylesbury peters out amid the post-war expansion to accommodate London's overspill.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

Memories of Aylesbury


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)

Your picture of Kingsbury Square shows a fountain which was dedicated to someone called Adkins, whole relatives are locals called Keen. That fountain was moved at the time of George 5th's Jubilee and is still in the Vale Park in the High Street. Lesly Batcheler

My grandfather, Thomas John Powell, was sent to Aylesbury from South Eales to work at the end of the war until 1950. I would be interested to know what sort of work he might have done in Aylesbury and whether anyone has any recollections of him.

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Caption for Aylesbury, Westmorland Avenue c1965: Westmorland Avenue is one of the roads laid out for residential development between Tring Road and Wendover Road. These early 1950s houses are still pairs of semis with a mix of hipped and gabled roofs, the latter with rendered upper floors; they also have the metal-framed 'Crittal' windows which only went out of favour in the 1960s. Our tour of Aylesbury peters out amid the post-war expansion to accommodate London's overspill.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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