Tring, High Street 1897

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Caption for Tring, High Street 1897: The town is a little disappointing - it is a mix of Rothschild fake timber-framing and earlier buildings. In this view the town is en fete for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Much has gone, including the old Rose and Crown, which was replaced around 1900 by the present mock timber-framed one set back from the road: a townscape disaster. The building on the right with the navy flag has also gone to make a square in front of the church and war memorial.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

Memories of Tring


Tring hosts a lovely Christmas shopping evening each year when the High Street is decorated, the shop windows have illuminated Christmas displays and stay open late and the place is transformed into a fairyland of old-fashioned entertainment and street traders.  There are hot (...Read full memory)

My brother Colin Lyall was christened in this beautiful church at the end of the summer of 1963. My parents, Val and Frank emmigrated to South Africa in 1967, with 3 small children. Robert (Rob) Jane and Colin. I wonder if anyone remembers us. We lived in Fantail Lane. My grandparents Kitty and Bob Lyall lived at the top (...Read full memory)

My grandmother was born in Tring in the late 1800s and was married in Tring Church on Christmas Day in 1909.  Her grandfather was a very peculiar character and had to be taken to the village pump for his weekly wash and he used to sit on the wall to jeer at  the churchgoers.  He was known as Grampy Rodwell.  Once a week free (...Read full memory)

I used to spend happy holidays with my aunt and uncle and cousin Barry who have all now sadly died. They used to own the bakers shop, and I can remember the delicious smell of baked bread and being able to have sweets and pop while watching the TV at night.

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Caption for Tring, High Street 1897: The town is a little disappointing - it is a mix of Rothschild fake timber-framing and earlier buildings. In this view the town is en fete for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Much has gone, including the old Rose and Crown, which was replaced around 1900 by the present mock timber-framed one set back from the road: a townscape disaster. The building on the right with the navy flag has also gone to make a square in front of the church and war memorial.

An extract from Aylesbury Photographic Memories.

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