Back In Time: Horse and Jockey went from countryside to urban jungle – without moving an inch

Buckingham Road, Aylesbury, in the 1930s

Buckingham Road, Aylesbury, in the 1930s

  • by Karl Vaughan

This week we go back to the 1930s and visit one of Aylesbury’s oldest surviving pubs – the Horse & Jockey in Buckingham Road

At the time there two pubs with that name in the town.

The other was in Wendover Road which later had its name changed to The Aristocrat.

The Buckingham Road pub had spent most of its life somewhat detached from the town centre as it was over half a mile away.

By the middle of the nineteenth century houses were built between Dunsham Lane and the bottom of the hill and by the 1960s with the emergence of the Elmurst estate and Weedon Road its remoteness became a thing of the past. The pub now looks out over a busy road junction.

So very different from the days when you could sit outside with a pint on a quiet summer day and gaze out across the fields towards Bierton.




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