Karl Vaughan’s Back in Time: Aerial Aylesbury

aerial view Aylesbury 1920s Karl Vaughan
aerial view Aylesbury 1920s Karl Vaughan

THIS aerial view of Aylesbury was taken around the early 1920s

Let’s take a wander round the old town.

A11 Week 30'MCBH'DP'View - Taken from St Marys Church tower in Aylesbury - showing Church Street at centre with BCC tower block on the horizon

A11 Week 30'MCBH'DP'View - Taken from St Marys Church tower in Aylesbury - showing Church Street at centre with BCC tower block on the horizon

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.