Back in Time: Sound familiar? Town in grip of redevelopment

Cambridge Street, Aylesbury, 1965
Cambridge Street, Aylesbury, 1965

In 1965 Aylesbury was in the grip of redevelopment with various projects happening all over the place.

County Hall was nearing completion and the construction of Friars Square shopping centre had just begun.

This view of Cambridge Street shows some temporary shops that were built next to the original Odeon cinema.

Occupying them were a few businesses that were displaced when their old premises were demolished.

The Oddfellows Arms pub (now Domino’s Pizza) is seen just behind the temporary shops and the large building behind the pub is St John’s Church which was 
demolished in 1970.

The space created was used as a car park.

On the right-hand side of the street are a group of buildings that vanished in the early 1990s.

One of these was the Nag’s Head pub.