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Take yourself back: Aylesbury in the 80s

Aylesbury 1980s

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 10:36am 11th March 2017. (Updated at 9:17am 16th February 2018)

Aylesbury always seems to be a town going through big changes.

But how much has it really changed since the 1980s?

We take a look back at some familiar sights and some lost ones, with the help of Aylesbury Remembered and photographers who captured the town.

A man could still buy a cow in the town centre: 

Sunny days were spent here: 

We were still in the days of British Rail:

Aylesbury 1980's

You could enjoy a film in one of three screens: 

Aylesbury Odeon.

We made hair products: 

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And were home to a printworks: 


Aylesbury canal from High Street bridge, early 1980s

McDonald's was just arriving: 

Over on the other side, Hale Leys had a different face: 

You could enjoy a marching band:

...with some lovely retro logos on show 

Now that's unusual !

The hospital looked a little, well, smaller: 

Walton Street was a very different place: 

Early in the decade, Watermead didn't even exist! 

Neither did the Bourg Walk... or Morrisons, for that matter: 

But some sights are still very familiar:  

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Oh, and Princess Di popped by: 

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