Tag Archives: Guildford, Surrey, England

Effects after the Storm damage – 2nd August 1906

A comment that came with the postcard suggested that this was the market stalls. My immediate thought was the bike shed area at Guildford Station or the cattle market at Guild.  What do you think?

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Advertising Postcard – Complete mystery! ~ Circa 1919

Having promised myself that I would not buy any more Guildford postcards until I had a firm decision on what to do with the ones I already owned I broke my own promise and bought this one! I know, I … Continue reading

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Open Day at Castle Grounds 1888

This was one of those postcards that I probably paid a little too much for, but I simply had to have it.  A slightly grubby and exhausted example and who would not be after 127 years. Isn’t it just a great … Continue reading

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Barrack Road, Stoughton, Guildford circa 1909

An early street seen of Barrack Road, Stoughton. Dated from the postmark – 1909

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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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A-Z Challenge – Book of Me – A is for Analysis

As a family historian it is vital to analysis the information we discover. It is not enough to look at the information once, and that process should be a consistent theme as we research. Just because we read something does … 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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High Street from River Bridge Guildford 1911

This is a great view. Initially I could not work out what was missing from the picture, but once I gained a sense of place I could tell immediately. This is the Bridge that crosses the River Wey and looks … Continue reading

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Guildford from St Catherine’s

I have very happy memories of St Catherine’s. In the summer holidays my Grandmother and I would walk to St Catherine’s. The reward a drink from the spring there, Gran would pack in her bag a small plastic beaker. It … Continue reading

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