Aylesbury in old picture postcards volume 2

Aylesbury in old picture postcards volume 2

:   A.R. May
:   Aylesbury
:   Buckinghamshire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-5902-9
:   112
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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Home, Aylesbury

48. Before leaving the subject of the Royal Bucks Hospital, we might mention that the building has recently been purchased, for conversion to spinal patient residences. I hope that the bust of Florence Nightingale will continue her surveillance of this fine building. Still referring to the previous photo, we ran out of space there. The sandbin by the lamp post has occasionally been used as toilet facilities for small sisters by enterprising young lads, saddled with taking said young sisters up town, when they would much rather have been alone: 'Bang on the lid wh en you've finished and I'Il lift you out!' The Nurses' Home, Bicester Road, a place of fond memories for many a young Aylesbury man. This was built as a memorial to Sir Thomas Tyringham Bernard and Mr. George Carrington, to whom we are eternally gratefnl. It was opened by Miss Carrington of Missenden Abbey on 9th March 1922 and has been extended twice since. It ceased being the Nurses' Home some years ago and became the Health Authority administration headquarters, and no fun at all.

49. Melrose House, in 1932 was the residence ofDr. Burrell, later occupied by Mr. Gardiner the surgeon, then it became the surgeries of Drs. Steele and Good, later Drs. Dunham and Coventon. (Dr. Dunham went off in the war), then Drs. Wheeler and Hancock. This practice moved to Walton Villas and this building became the Sisters' Home for the Royal Bucks Hospital, which had previously been in Buckingham Road. Melrose House was pulled down in 1976.

50. First World War military transport coming up the Bicester Road, nearing the top of the hill outside the Royal Bucks Hospital. The man on the lead horse is a sergeant. Note the rille hanging from his saddle, which looks like a Lee Enfield. There is a soldîer on foot over on the pavement, probably nothing to do with this group of transport.



Tl'oops leaving Aylesbul'Y & the sixty pouDdel' gUD.

j. T. NEWMAN. Berkhamp led

51. In front of the Royal Bucks Hospital.Iooking at the top of the Bieester Road with the Aylesbury Brewery Cernpany's Plough Inn on the corner of White Hill. The sign of the front of the building says Wines Spirits & Stabling. St. Mary's Church tower can be faintly seen in the background. Mounted troops heading towards the Buckingham Road, watched by a man with bicycle and a newspaper boy. The lower half of the card shows the sixty pounder, probably soon to put a lot of large holes in the French landscape.

52. An informal group of soldiers encamped at Aylesbury before the First World War: the men are of a Lancer regiment. The horse. contentedly wearing a cap, iIIustrates the sense of humour which was to help these men end ure the coming war with all the horrors of trench warfare. Bruce Bairnsfather would have been quite at home with this group.

"_",,,.;,hL NO POSSIBLE DpUBT WHATEVER Stn.trv: ot, Alt! Who goes tbere ? .?

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53. Nothing to do with Aylesbury, but somewhere in France. A sample of the aforementioned humour of Bruce Bairnsfather, who left such an amusing account of his experiences during the First World War. The blanks in the caption are easily fiJled in with the appropriate words leaving little room for misinterpretation. Bruce Baimsfather at one time lived at Owlswick.

54. The obligatory church parade at Aylesbury encampment. 'Smart uniform, stand up straight, behave yourselves and sing out', never mind it will soon be lunch time. Which reminds me of a story of another occasion when an officer questioned his men' Right, who called the cook a bastard?', and a voice from the back said 'Who called the bastard a cook?'

55. Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry on Parade in the Market Square outside Armstrongs, the station ers, The International Stores and Boots the Chernists, 1913. One wonders how many of these men survived the next six years.

56. Pre-First World War military transport. It is popularly maintained that we were unprepared for the First World War, but there had been a lot of manoeuvres in Bucks in the few years prior to 1914, most attended by many of the top brass. The army was preparing for war, but the ladders show that civilian life went on as normal and roof repairs still had to be done. The advert behind the ladder declares 'Beecham's Pills', worth a guinea a box, they didn't cost that much but were claimed to be worth it!

57. An Armistice Day outing, on Monday 1 I th November 1918, with the White Ensign to decorate the transport. The large lady on the left is the driver, with her goggles on her cap. This is outside Hazell, Watson & Viney's printing works in Tring Raad. There was a great feeling of relief that it was all over and that those who had survived would sa on be home.

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