Could Woolworths be set to return to Aylesbury after former boss makes admission?

Retailer collapsed in 2008 after racking up debts of £400m but former boss plans to resurrect brand.


NOSTALGIA: Ghouls, girls and games at Halloween fun!

Witches were in plentiful supply at Winslow’s Scout and Guide Hut on Monday evening in October 1966 when the Winslow Girl Guides held their Halloween party.

NOSTALGIA: Roadrunner stars play to packed Friars crowd in 1978 - were you there?

NOSTALGIA: Roadrunner stars play to packed Friars crowd in 1978 - were you there?

In 1978 Aylesbury’s Friars Club was going from strength to strength, riding on the crest of shows from the likes of Talking Heads and Dire Straits, Eddie and the Hot Rods and Motorhead.

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Nostalgia: The Aylesbury school rush was just the same in the 1950s

Children crossing the bottom of the High Street in the early 1950s. They were probably on their way to Queen’s Park School. Hazell, Watson & Viney’s printing works are in the background.

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NOSTALGIA: A pub crawl on Great Western Street of old would have been tough!

This is how Great Western Street looked in 1959.

The teams from the Bucks Police tug of war event in 1921

NOSTALGIA: Police team could not pull through in final

On July 7, 1921, the Aylesbury Sports Club Ground (later becoming the Vale Park) was the venue for the Bucks Police Sports.

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NOSTALGIA: It was all about the ducks in Aylesbury town centre

Shortly after the second phase of Friars Square opening in 1969 the covered area outside Woolworth’s and Sainsbury’s was enhanced by the addition of four giant models of birds.

The Safeway name has been restricted to the USA since Morrisons rebranded UK stores in 2005

Morrisons to revive Safeway brand

Morrisons is reviving the Safeway brand as it looks to branch out from selling to consumers and enter the wholesale market.

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NOSTALGIA: Why did the elephant come to Market Square?

NOSTALGIA: Why did the elephant come to Market Square?

Shoppers in Aylesbury couldn’t believe their eyes in November 1976 when a baby elephant was brought in to the Market Square.

Remember when children used to play outdoors?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Buckingham Street, Aylesbury, 1924

Archive: Window shopping in Buckingham Street

This picture shows Buckingham Street, Aylesbury, in 1924.

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.

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.

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.

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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