Friday, November 30, 2012

Aylesbury, Bucks - Home of my Maternal Ancestors

From the Meadows surrounding Aylesbury can be obtained a pretty view of the town, which has been said to be the "model of what a county town should be." Houses clustered together in picturesque confusion, trees lifting their heads above the red tiled roofs, and prominent over all the short tower and spire of the parish church of St Mary's, all combining to form a pleasing picture of an English County Town.

Aylesbury is of particular interest because there are many contacts between the town and the Tring area of Hertfordshire. The Aylesbury Arm of the Grand Union Canal and the route of a railway line that served the town both run through Hertfordshire. In addition a number of my ancestors lived in Aylesbury.

I have added two new post card views and a link to Samuel Glendening Payne, an Aylesbury photographer who published a  number of post cards of North West Hertfordshire. 

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