Rewind to December 1964

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A LOOK back at our archives...

l Princess Alexandra visited RAF Halton to review the passing out parade of the 100th entry and present awards to the men who had achieved the highest marks in exams.

l Plans were unveiled to build the biggest paperback book producing plant outside of the USA in Aylesbury. The £1 million factory was to be built at the rear of Victoria Street on a canalside site by Hazell, Watson and Viney, which at the time was based in Bicester Road.

l A man who hanged himself at the Industrial Hostel in Bicester Road, Aylesbury, left a note on his door so that his cleaner would not discover his body, an inquest heard. The note read: ‘Molly do not come in. Go and tell the manager to come. Thompson is dead’.

l Batson & Davis Ltd, of Temple Street, Aylesbury, were advertising a Kenwood food processor called The Chef in The Bucks Herald (see above). The advert's tagline reads: 'The Chef does everything but cook – that's what wives are for!'

l The conditions being faced by residents of the new Elmhurst estate were strongly criticised at a meeting of the Aylesbury Trades Council. Complaints centred on dirty streets, inadequate lighting and danger to children.