Nostalgia

Nostalgia

10 best outdoor games we used to play that our kids have never heard of

Kids of the 70s, 80s and 90s will remember them well with a nostalgic tear in their eye but here are 10 great outdoor games we used to play that our children have probably never heard of.

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Whaddon Chase hounds travelling through Whitchurch in 1920

Archive: Hunt on the A413

This picture was taken in 1920 and shows the Whaddon Chase hounds travelling sedately through Whitchurch.

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High Street, Aylesbury, 1922

Archive: Aylesbury High Street in the 1920s

This is how Aylesbury High Street appeared in around 1922 when looking towards the town centre from its junction with Railway Street.

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Rising Sun, Castle Street, Aylesbury, 1956

Back in Time: Rising Sun reduced to rubble during 1960s

One of the many Aylesbury buildings to be demolished in the 1960s was the Rising Sun pub.

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A photo taken in 1890 at the wedding of Alice Walker and John Elley

Wedding memories as town’s hidden gem invites people in

This remarkable Winslow family photo was taken at the wedding of Alice Walker and John Elley in 1890.

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Queen Victoria outside County Hall, Aylesbury, on May 14, 1890

Archive: When Queen Victoria visited Aylesbury

Queen Victoria is pictured in a horse drawn carriage during her visit to Aylesbury’s Market Square on May 14, 1890.

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Buckingham Street, Aylesbury, 1924

Archive: Window shopping in Buckingham Street

This picture shows Buckingham Street, Aylesbury, in 1924.

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View of Nelson Terrace from St Mary's Church, Aylesbury, 1950

Back in Time: Historic view from St Mary’s belltower

Up until the 1950s St Mary’s Church dominated the skyline of Aylesbury and could easily be seen from miles around.

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Foundation stone laid for John Hampden statue in Aylesbury Market Square, 1911

Archive: Foundation stone of John Hampden statue

The ceremony taking place is the laying of the foundation stone of the John Hampden statue in Market Square, Aylesbury.

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Aylesbury High Street, 1907

Archive: Aylesbury’s old High Street Post Office

This is High Street, Aylesbury, looking down towards Exchange Street in about 1907.

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Bourbon Street, Aylesbury, 1958

Back in Time: So many lost buildings in Bourbon Street

In the late 1950s plans were being prepared for the remodelling of a large area of Aylesbury town centre.

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Wendover Road, Aylesbury, 1905

Archive: Wendover Road, Aylesbury, in 1905 and 1981

The picture above shows Wendover Road, Aylesbury, with its junction with Walton Road, taken in about 1905, while below it is pictured in 1981.

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Kingsbury, Aylesbury, 1972 PNL-160305-144602001

Back in Time: Long lost Kingsbury building housed Aylesbury Motor Company

In 1972 Kingsbury lost one of its larger Victorian buildings.

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Archive: Aylesbury Market Square of 1904 looks more like today than in the 1980s

Archive: Aylesbury Market Square of 1904 looks more like today than in the 1980s

Here are two old pictures of Market Square in Aylesbury – but its the more recent one which actually appears to be the most different from today.

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Back in Time: Tornado’s destructive path through village

Back in Time: Tornado’s destructive path through village

On May 20 1950 a tornado ripped its way across a 15 mile stretch of Buckinghamshire during a thunder storm.

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On May 23 1953 finalists for Aylesburys Coronation Queen contest gathered at the Odeon Cinema in Cambridge Street.

Back in Time: Beauties line up at the Aylesbury Odeon

On May 23 1953 finalists for Aylesbury’s Coronation Queen contest gathered at the Odeon Cinema in Cambridge Street.

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Aylesbury Road, Wendover, 1904

Archive: Old photo of Wendover’s famous clocktower

This photo was taken in Aylesbury Road, Wendover, in 1904 looking towards the well-known clock tower.

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Oxford Road, Aylesbury 1890

Archive: Long lost cottages – and open space – in Aylesbury

These cottages, pictured in 1890, stood along the Oxford Road in Aylesbury and were demolished to make way for the Friarage Road ring road.

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Aylesbury High Street, 1960

Back in Time: When Aylesbury High Street had film star looks

This is one of those photographs that looks like it’s taken from a movie set.

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Turnfurlong, Aylesbury, 1919 PNL-160322-153445001

Archive: Muddy Turnfurlong was a favourite jaunt for couples but dreaded start of the Aylesbury Grammar School cross country!

This is Turnfurlong, Aylesbury, in about 1920, when it was little more than a cart track.

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