Sepia Saturday 168

Having a mooch around my Guildford collection postcards.

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This first picture is of St Catherine’s school in Bramley and taken around 1905.

This postcard is after the effects of the storm in August 1906

Now in my original notes I had a question mark around the location.

On reflection, I think this is showing the Rodborough Buildings in the background. This is dated around 1904.

Taking part in Sepia Saturday

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationary & History; Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies and surname courses.
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13 Responses to Sepia Saturday 168

  1. Wendy says:

    I like the school picture best of all. Very interesting!


  2. Yes it was pretty bad. I have just replied to a further comment that I have booklet about the storm which I will load up to the Guildford & District blog, I just need to find some hours!


  3. Oh yes it does, I had not noticed that before. It was a dreadful storm. I do have a printed insert that I think came from the local paper at the time. I will try and load it sometime to the Guildford and District site. The damage was pretty bad.


  4. Alan, I had not noticed that. I guess though that was the proper way to stand, a legacy from the Victorian era.


  5. This was the early firefighters of Guildford. This image dates from 1904


  6. Alan Burnett says:

    Looking quickly at the first and last card there is a striking similarity, the people almost standing to attention, the focus on the buildings and the equipment.


  7. Kristin says:

    At first I thought those were cannons in the first photo until I read and figured out they were tree trunks! What a storm that must have been.


  8. Liz Needle says:

    Love those school sports uniforms and the posture. had a teacher who made us stand with our feet out like that. Thanks for sharing.


  9. Brett Payne says:

    I have to ask: What uniformas are those, and what are they carrying in that cart?


  10. Little Nell says:

    The relative calm after the storm by the look of it.


  11. Bob Scotney says:

    The damage in 1906 looks very severe. Glad it was never like that when I went to Guildford.


  12. Emma, Thanks for stopping by. Have a look at

    There are lots more Guildford photos and more to come!


  13. Emma Major says:

    I thought I might see Guildfordphoto I recognised,but I enjoyed it anyway


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