EPW059798 ENGLAND (1938). Victoria Park and the town, Newbury, from the north-east, 1938.
https://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW059798

EPW059801 ENGLAND (1938). The town centre, Newbury, from the north-east, 1938.
https://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/EPW059801

They clearly show the ground surrounded by open space (allotments) before it was moved sideways to accommodate the old A34 bypass (now A339) around 1963.