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We’ve been asked to post some local photos from WW2. Unfortunately there aren’t many around but here’s one of a convoy passing through the town – arriving at the crossroads of Aylesbury Street and High Street. It had been suggested that these were Canadian troops.

Military convoy in Aylesbury Street

Military convoy in Aylesbury Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The discoloration of  the Bletchley water supply on Sunday and Monday was not due to any fault at the water works, but is presumed to have been caused by the vibration of a Bucks Water Board contractor’s mechanical excavator near Bletchley’s old eight-inch main near Sandhouse.

At Tuesday’s Council meeting Cllr. S. Maycock stated: “When it was apparent the discoloration was widespread and not confined to a particular area of the town, tests were made of the water being pumped to the reservoir, and of water in the reservoir. The former was perfectly clear, whilst that from the reservoir was somewhat discoloured.”

The problem was eventually solved, and a supply of clear water was obtained.

A local reservoir feeding a railway pumping station

A local reservoir feeding a railway pumping station

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Unfortunately, this photograph has suffered from the ravages of time! However, it’s a part of many of our lives so I thought it worth showing. Some of the older generation will recognise a lot of the landmarks, in my case I look down on Bletchley Printers with affection where I joined as an apprentice compositor in 1956. The printers stand on the right-hand side of the road leading from the main road down to Central Gardens.

For those of you who may be struggling here I will try and identify some of the area. Mid-way in the photograph you will see Bletchley Road cutting right through the middle, off the main road is the entrance to the Central Gardens, you may also see a man working on the tennis courts, he could possibly be Mr George Tatham who proudly tended the gardens for many years. To the left of the tennis courts is the putting green, to the left of that is Bletchley Swimming Pool, where many of our local residents including our late member Eileen Corden worked tirelessly for the swimming pool. You will see the large car park in the middle of the photograph, just to the top of that is the Studio Cinema, fronting on to Bletchley Road. Almost top left is the Bletchley Road Schools and behind you can see the Leon Recreation Ground. Can you name any more landmarks?

I would love to hear any comments or memories you may have of the area.

To get a larger and clearer view just click on the image!

To get a larger and clearer view just click on the image!

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