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D is for Dennis

Anyone who lives in the Guildford area will be familiar with the business of Dennis Brothers. Originally from Devon the brothers moved to Guildford and set about building bicycle spares. A few years ago I spotted this ashtray, which does … Continue reading

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C is for Compton

Compton is such a pretty village. My Great Aunt lived in the next village and on occasions we would walk from Farncombe to Compton Church Once there we would sit in the pews for a rest, then wander around the … Continue reading

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B is for Bramley

A lovely little village on the main A281 out of Guildford towards the Sussex border. Early on in my career I worked in this cute village. That though, was not my only link to the village. My 5 x Great … Continue reading

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A is for Aldershot

My first choice for A was in fact Alfold. I have a rather lovely postcard of this Surrey village which is close to the Sussex border. My filing system has become flawed! and so I have substituted with Aldershot. Aldershot … Continue reading

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A – Z April Challenge

Over the course of the coming month the Guildford and District blog will be taking part in the April A – Z Blogging Challenge. Each day a post will be published representing the letters of the alphabet – 1st April … Continue reading

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Grantley Arms, Wonersh

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Tangley Manor circa 1913

Published by Francis Frith – 65258 which dates to circa 1913

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Wonersh Street, circa 1915

This is one of my favourite cards of Wonersh. My several times Great Grandfather, John Butcher (1795 – 1877) inherited one of the cottages on the right hand side. Early on in my career I worked in the next village. … Continue reading

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Guildford & Neigbourhood Album Cover by Frank Lasham, Guildford circa 1919

I spotted this lovely old album of views of Guildford and Neighbourhood last year. I was very tempted to purchase but the reality was I already have a copy, but the front cover of the album is pretty tatty. I … Continue reading

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WRAC’s Receiving Freedom of Guildford circa 1980’s

Although not especially old this scene represents a time when there was a military barracks at Guildford. I recall parades such as these from my childhod. I grew up in Guildford in the 1970’s and 1980’s. It was quite common … Continue reading

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