Aylesbury in old picture postcards volume 2

Aylesbury in old picture postcards volume 2

Auteur
:   A.R. May
Gemeente
:   Aylesbury
Provincie
:   Buckinghamshire
Land
:   United Kingdom
ISBN13
:   978-90-288-5902-9
Pagina's
:   112
Prijs
:   EUR 16.95 Incl BTW *

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68. Taken from a similar vantage point looking down the High Street, with the Congregational Church on the right sporting a P.S.A. poster, which stands for Pleasant Sunday Afternoon, events and entertainments of a respectable nature. The shops were well-covered in my father's baak so we will press on.

69. The Congregational Church, built 1874, on the site ofthe old Independant Chapel 1818 which had itself, replaced the Presbyterian building of 1707. On the 1809 map it is just shown as a Meeting House. This photo circa 1882 shows a private house with a reasonabie amount of garden in front, as most of the houses down this side of the street had until converted to shops by building out over the gardens. The Congregational Church was dernolished, except for the tower, to make way for the HaIe Leys precinct. The congregation had hoped to prevent this by pointing out that there were two burials in the church, but this carried no weight with the authorities and the desecration went ahead. At least we have the tower left as a landmark in a sea of destruction.

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70. Aylesbury Life Boat Procession, 23rd June 1906. Fred Longley's on the right and Eastmans Limited Cleaners opposite. This photo was taken by S.G. Payne & Son from the upper window of their premises at 43, High Street, on the corner of Britannia Streel. The timbered building opposite is the one that had carved wooden dragons' heads supporting the soffits. These can be seen in the County Museum.

HIGH STREET AND F. LONGLEY'S DRAPERY ESTABLISHMENT, AYLESBURY.

71. Longley's, Aylesbury first department store. They had started in smal! premises in the centre of the Market Square prior to 1860 below the old octagonal Market House; this shop is shown in No. 33 in my father's book. When those premises were demolished they moved to the side of the square near the Market Theatre, then later to this site seen here, 35-41 High Street. The late Pat Sage a.B.E., Mayor and Councillor for many years, had his first job here on coming to Aylesbury as aseventeen year old, he was employed as a window dresser. Pat Sage was a very popular figure and did much for sport, not only locally but national!y too.

72. Longley's again, this is another of Horace Hunt's excellent Edwardian photo's previously unpublished. It gives us a better look in the windows than we usually get in the postcards. I have an amusing advertising showcard for Zambrene raincoats, which Longley's may well have stocked, they were very popular in the 1930's, the verse on it goes: Dirty days have September April June and November, / From February until May, the rain it raineth every day, / Of days some months have thirty-one without a blessed gleam of sun, / And if any of these had !wo and thirty, / they would be just as wet and twice as dirty. Longley's was pulled down in 1938 to make way for Marks & Spencers.

73. Looking up the High Street circa 1928. No. 77 on the corner of Railway Street was at this time William Allen, the tailor. Much of this side above were the premises of various dentists for the greater part of this century. Further up we see the sign of William MilJs, the outfitters. at No. 49 High Street, three doors down from Mr. Millburn, the photographer, who took over from S.G. Payne & Son. Opposite we see that most of the buildings are still private houses.

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74. High Street from the junction with Exchange Street circa 1912. Left is the Chandos Arms Hotel. Mr. R. How ran his carriers service from Aston Clinton to the Chandos and back every day except Sundays. Continuing upwards on the left, a row of small shops, next, hidden from view, is the Catholic Church, at this time a galvanized iron building replaced in 1937. Then the private houses we saw in the previous card. The horse tethered to the lamp post is feeding from a nosebag, whiJe his master passes the time of day with the bowlerhatted gentleman. The Aylesbury Gas Company is here on the right at No. 87 High Street with the works behind; they had been in business since 1834.

75. Nestlé's as we know it now, previously the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company and originally the Aylesbury Condensed Milk Company. They started here in 1870, one of the first factories in the town and became big employers. Of all the factories that came to Aylesbury before the First World War, Nestlé's is the only one to still occupy all of its original site. During the last war Nestlé's were large producers of penicillin, a well-kept secret until after the war. Note the fine Victorian brickwork of the factory wall, a credit to the men who built it, still in good condition today, 120 years later. Hazell, Watson & Viney's printing works can be seen at the end

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