Memories of Aylesbury

I was born in Aylesbury and lived in the town centre. My parents had a fruit and florist shop. In my younger days all shopkeepers lived on their premises.
Aylesbury was a lovely country town. I remember when the villagers brought their wares into the town for sale. It was one side of the cattle market which was the venue – under cover. It consisted of garden and dairy produce, milk, butter and newly laid eggs in abundance. Pets could also be bought, tame mice, puppies, kittens and rabbits particularly.

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Education Provision 1833

Aylesbury Borough and Parish, with Walton (Pop. 5,021)

One Infant School,(lately commenced), containing 43 children of both sexes, supported by subscription, aided by weekly payments of one penny from the parents of the children.

Ten Daily Schools:-

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Extract from the Universal British Directory 1791

Lies in the centre of Buckinghamshire, in a pleasant vale, abounding with very good corn and pasture land for feeding sheep and beef. Aylesbury was a strong town in the beginning of the Saxon times ; and was made a manor royal in the time of William the Conqueror, who parcelled it out under this odd tenure,- that the tenants would find litter or straw for the king's bed-chamber three times a year, if he came that way so often, and provide him three eels in winter and three green geese in summer.

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Notes on Aylesbury

Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire and is where the modern county council is based. Aylesbury is also a market town with a population of 5,429 in 1841.

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