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Where Is This? No.281

By David Rose The replies to the previous mysteries correctly identified the vintage picture as being what became St Luke’s Hospital and what had been Guildford’s Union Workhouse, and during…

Were You There? – Surrey Union Hunt Meeting

Fox hunting is a controversial subject. But here are two photos of the Surrey Union Hunt moving down the Upper High Street past the Royal Grammar School in, we suspect,…

Merrow Woman’s Memories Of The Horrific Lewisham Train Crash 60 Years Ago

Sixty years ago today (December 4 1957), during thick fog, the 4.56pm Cannon Street to Ramsgate express collided with the stationary 5.18pm Charing Cross to Hayes passenger train at St…

Where is This? No.280

By David Rose Opinions from those who replied differed as to where the photographer was standing when taking the now vintage picture featured in the previous post. The view looks…

Where is This? No.279

By David Rose The cafe at Newlands Corner was the vintage picture featured last time. Past names of it have included The Barn and Squirrel Hill, according to some of…

Hitting The Guildford Music Scene In The Sixties With Blues Band The Crow Janes

Dave Reading, former full-time journalist and a life-long lover of the guitar, recalls some early experiences at the birth of Guildford’s thriving Sixties music scene It was Hank Marvin who…

Were You There? Barrel Racing in Guildford High Street

Dragon reader Graham Richings kindly submitted some images from slides taken by his father in the 1960s and 70s. Among them were these two images apparently of some sort of…

Surrey Postcard Fair 2017 At St Peter’s On November 25

Sponsored article Surrey Postcard Club is holding its Annual Postcard Fair on Saturday, November 25 at St Peter’s RC Comprehensive School, Horseshoe Lane East, Merrow, Guildford, GU1 2TN. There will be thousands…

Where Is This? No.278

By David Rose Many thanks, as always, to all who replied to the previous Where Is This? No.277, all correct. Some good details in the replies identifying the view of…

‘Executioner’s’ Axe Found During Conservation Assessment At West Horsley Place

An unexpected discovery has been made during assessment for repairs to the historic Grade I listed West Horsley Place – and it looks like an executioner’s axe! A team of…

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