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Local History Will Feature At Stoke Community Fun Day On July 8

History and nostalgia of the Bellfields area will be a feature of the Stoke Community Fun Day on Bellfields Green, Saturday, July 8, from 2pm to 5pm. There will be…

Preserving The Largest Crater Ever Made By Man In Anger: Remembering Its War Dead

It is another busy year for Richard Dunning, who owns a significant feature of the First World War Somme battlefield – the Lochnagar Crater. Richard, who lives near Guildford, received…

Where is This? No.265

By David Rose Nearly everyone who replied last week correctly identified the Compasses Inn at Gomshall as the mystery vintage picture. In the book The Breweries and Public Houses of…

Call For Guildford To Proclaim Itself As The Cradle Of English Democracy

A little-known event that occurred in Guildford in 1647 could give the borough reason to claim the town as the cradle of English democracy. In 1647 radical delegates from Parliament’s…

Where Is This? No.264

By David Rose All replies to last week’s mysteries were correct. The vintage postcard view featured the crossroads at Brookwood on the A322, and the quirky picture was a close-up…

Notice: Talk On Guildford’s Lost Shops by David Rose, The Keep Pub, Monday, June 12

Local historian David Rose is giving his popular Lost Shops of Guildford illustrated talk at the Keep pub, Castle Street, Guildford this evening (Monday, June 12), at 7.30pm. See lots…

Where Is This? No.263

By David Rose Once again, thanks to all who replied to last week’s mysteries…. Busby & Baxter’s jeweller’s shop was in Guildford High Street on the corner with Swan Lane.…

Plaque To Mark 50 Years Since Guildford’s Engine Shed Closed

It will be 50 years ago this July that steam trains were withdrawn from regular service in the Guildford area. Now, a plaque is being made to commemorate the 50th…

Thirsty Flying Scotsman Takes On Water At Shalford

Thirsty Flying Scotsman Takes On Water At Shalford

The world famous Flying Scotsman steam locomotive returned to Guildford on Saturday (June 3) hauling The Cathedrals Express, making the usual stop at Shalford to take on water. These lovely pictures…

Where is This? No.262

By David Rose A parade of shops on the Epsom Road at Merrow was featured as last week’s mystery vintage photo – and those there now are quite different. The quirky…

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