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

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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.

That’s because the Market Square of 1980 was encircled by a busy road. The John Hampden Statue (complete with a gate around it) has also moved closer to the HSBC bank, as it was considered to be a traffic hazard.

The Market Square of 1904 is – like today – a much more pedestrian friendly place – although there was still a need to look out for the odd horse and cart. The clock tower has been around since 1877. The main omission on the skyline compared to today is the brutal beauty that is Bucks County Hall!