THIS aerial view of Aylesbury was taken around the early 1920s
Let’s take a wander round the old town.
Starting at the bottom is Ripon Street meeting up with Granville Street where at the end by St Mary’s Square is the original Evangelist Hall, built in Victorian times.
Centre left of the picture is the triangle-shaped Kingsbury. There are some people in the town who call it Kingsbury Square, probably because it is an open space but for most of its history it’s been known as just Kingsbury, which is what it should be.
Facing the entrance to Kingsbury is the white building of the Crown Hotel which was featured in an earlier Back in Time.
Turning right from there takes us into Market Square where the clock tower and County Hall are just visible. Walton Street can be seen winding its way into the distance at the top of the picture. The white square at the top left is the canal basin. Exploring the town in those days must have been quite an adventure.
There was such a variety of buildings and little alleyways. What a shame most of them have disappeared.