24 Facts About Aylesbury


Aylesbury is the county town of Buckinghamshire, South East England.

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Aylesbury was one of the strongholds of the ancient Britons, from whom it was taken in the year 571 by Cutwulph, brother of Ceawlin, King of the West Saxons; and had a fortress or castle "of some importance, from which circumstance probably it derives its Saxon appellation".

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Aylesbury was a major market town in Anglo-Saxon times, the burial place of Saint Osgyth, whose shrine attracted pilgrims.

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Aylesbury was declared the new county town of Buckinghamshire in 1529 by King Henry VIII: Aylesbury Manor was among the many properties belonging to Thomas Boleyn, the father of Anne Boleyn, and it is rumoured that the change was made by the King to curry favour with the family.

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Aylesbury-born composer, Rutland Boughton, possibly inspired by the statue of John Hampden, created a symphony based on Oliver Cromwell.

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Aylesbury has been extended to completely surround the hamlets and former farms at:.

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Aylesbury is immediately southeast of the upper River Thame that flows past Thame to Dorchester on Thames and is partly sited on the two northernmost outcrops of Portland stone in England bisected by a small stream, Bear Brook which gives a relatively prominent position in relation to the terrain of all near, lower, fields and suburbs, which have largely slowly permeable Oxford Clay and Kimmeridge Clay soils.

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One of the more prominent buildings in Aylesbury is the "Blue Leanie" office block, home to Lloyds Bank.

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Aylesbury was made a borough by a charter from Mary I in 1554, which gave the town the right to elect two members of parliament and to establish a council to govern itself.

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The civil parish of Aylesbury was re-established in 2001, with its parish council taking the name Aylesbury Town Council.

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Aylesbury Vale Secondary Support Centre is a Pupil referral unit, which caters for permanently excluded pupils.

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Aylesbury Music Centre is a large educational establishment, which has its own premises adjoining Aylesbury High School and rivals the Royal College of Music, having produced members of national orchestras.

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Aylesbury has for mental health therapy and treatments the Tindal Centre on Bierton Road.

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Aylesbury is represented in Rugby Union by Aylesbury Rugby Football Club, situated at Ostler's Field in the nearby village of Weston Turville; 'The Ducks' play in the 7th tier of English Rugby.

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Aylesbury's recent sporting success comes in Gymnastics with the Aylesbury Gymnastics Academy, training out of the lynx gym centre, producing two Olympians and both coming away with bronze medals in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games for Great Britain.

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Between 1899 and 1953, Aylesbury had railway links to four London termini: Marylebone, Baker Street, Paddington and Euston.

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The Aylesbury Railway closed in 1953, the MetR, which later became the Metropolitan line of the London Underground withdrew north of Aylesbury in 1936 and withdrew from the town in 1961.

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Aylesbury is served by the A41 from London to Birkenhead, which becomes the M40 however at Bicester 13 miles west of Aylesbury.

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Aylesbury is well connected to local destinations by bus services.

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Aylesbury is served by Buckinghamshire's first 'Rainbow Routes' network of bus services.

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Aylesbury is or has been home to a whole range of notable people.

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Live music nightclub in Aylesbury was prominent in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s and renamed the Friars' Club in 1969.

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The Roald Dahl Children's Gallery in Church Street, Aylesbury, is a children's museum in honour of novelist Roald Dahl that opened on 23 November 1996.

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Part of Aylesbury Vale taken from the top of Coombe Hill, looking towards Aylesbury – the town's shape is visible.

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