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You’ve got two for the price of one this week! In fact ‘two very old photographs’ of Aylesbury Street, looking different ways down the street. In the first photograph you can see thatched cottages either side of the road, this looking towards the junction with Vicarage Road. Beyond the cottages on the left you can see a brick building, this is now Oxford House, the venue for many of us during our 6 monthly dental check-ups.

Two horse-drawn carts, the mode of transport of the day!

Two horse-drawn carts, the mode of transport of the day!

The second photograph, taken I should imagine from almost the same spot but looking this time down towards the Watling Street. On the right-hand side can be seen Spurgeon Memorial Baptist Church, which for those who do not remember the location it used to be opposite the junction to Denmark Street.

'Not a cart or anybody in sight'! For timescale on this one we do have a date of c.1914.

‘Not a cart or anybody in sight’! For timescale on this one we do have a date of c.1914.

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Many parents over the years have taken their children along to the North Bucks Music Centre, the venue being the ‘Old’ Pavilion just off the Buckingham Road. The condition of the building at the time was quite good, unlike the decayed ruin as it stands empty today! I found this old photograph of a happy group of musicians in our Bletchley Community Heritage archive, perhaps you may either recognise yourself or some of your friends. Please let us know if you have memories of the ‘good old days’ at the Centre.

North Bucks Youth Orchestra, July 1977

North Bucks Youth Orchestra, July 1977

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It’s been in the media a lot recently and 70 years on from the end of the Second World War, here are a couple of local celebrations from that time.

VE Day party in Oxford Street

VE Day party in Oxford Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

VE Day at Fairey's shop

VE Day at Fairey’s shop

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After six weeks of build up to the General Election everybody needs a well-deserved breather! So why not come along to see us at the Love Bletchley Day (see below), we would love to see you! We will have as usual our photographic display and hopefully it will trigger some memories you may have. Perhaps you may also like to bring along some of your treasured pictures for us to see.

It promises to be a great day so will look forward to meeting you!

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We were asked recently to post a few images of Bletchley during wartime. Here are two photos taken at that time.   The band is posed in front of a building probably recognisable to younger people as Knowles Primary School.  In the one with the firemen in the lorry, the parade is passing The Lantern Cafe (almost opposite the end of Albert Street).

ATC band at Bletchley Road School 1944

ATC band at Bletchley Road School 1944

Firemen on lorry in Bletchley Road in WWII

Firemen on lorry in Bletchley Road in WWII

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