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Back In Time: Great views offered by the Telephone Exchange in Aylesbury

During the construction of the Telephone Exchange on June 9, 1955, Bucks Advertiser photographer Alec Weston took a series of photographs showing the town before the major developments happened.

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NOSTALGIA VIDEO: Did mountain biking events as we know them start in Wendover Woods?

NOSTALGIA VIDEO: Did mountain biking events as we know them start in Wendover Woods?

A video has emerged of some of the UK’s first mountain bikers trying out their modified cycles in the Wendover Woods.

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The legend David Bowie in action

Aylesbury features as David Bowie’s unforgettable UK performances are remembered

On what would have been the late pop star David Bowie’s 71st birthday, we look back at some of his unforgettable live performances across the UK including his gig at Friars in Aylesbury.

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Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Rewind to the future: cassettes could be the new vinyl

Any music fan will be aware of how vinyl records have become strangely fashionable again, with the retro format enjoying a resurgence as an alternative mp3 downloads and streaming.

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The Borough Arms, Aylesbury

NOSTALGIA: Aylesbury pub extended

This photo shows the Borough Arms at the top of Park Street in October 1979.

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Highbridge Road, Aylesbury (pictured in 1974)

NOSTALGIA: Remembering when some Aylesbury homes were demolished

This row of terraced houses in Highbridge Walk (picture taken in 1974) was later demolished by Dayla so they could extend their premises.

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Friars Square Shopping Centre, Aylesbury - pictured in December 1986

NOSTALGIA: Aylesbury’s shopping centre is very different now compared to 1986

A more personal subject this week as we look back at how Friars Square shopping centre was in December 1986.

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Nostalgia - A High Street snapshot of Aylesbury’s past

This is Aylesbury High Street in 1947. It is looking towards Tring Road from where WH Smith is today.

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Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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VIDEO: Astonishing never-seen-before World War Two photos

These astonishing never-seen-before photos snapped a year after VE Day show the apocalyptic devastation across post-war Germany.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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