Back in Time 1962: Sad day when the sun rose for the last time

The Rising Sun, Aylesbury, in 1962 before it was demolished to make way for a dual carriageway as photographed
The Rising Sun, Aylesbury, in 1962 before it was demolished to make way for a dual carriageway as photographed

In this week’s Back in Time we visit one of Aylesbury’s lost pubs, the Rising Sun, 51 years ago.

Photographed in 1962 by John Sale it shows what a rambling old building it was.

It stood at the bottom of Castle Street (which is one the left) at an angle so it faced what was then Oxford Road.

The pub was ideally placed for business because before the town was modernised with the ring road Castle Street was the principal way into the town centre and there would have been a lot of passing trade.

In 1965 the sun rose for the last time for this pub as it was demolished to make way for the dual carriageway of Friarage Road.

It’s always very sad to learn of places like this disappearing from the town as they were important for the local community and had a rich and interesting history.