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Hearing Chuck Berry Loud And Clear On Guildford’s Cygnet Café Jukebox

Dave Reading recalls hearing the music of Chuck Berry for the first time in a dark café that stood by the River Wey at Guildford. Chuck Berry died on March…

Where Is This? No.252

By David Rose The picture of people enjoying a VJ Day party in August 1945 was indeed taken in Stoke Recreation Ground and from the Recreation Road side, with the…

Where Is This? No.251

By David Rose Most of those who replied to last week’s mysteries correctly guessed the cropped vintage picture as being Guildford Civic Hall, now rebuilt as G Live. Dave Middleton, in his reply,…

Photo Show of Guildford Past Gives Great Nostalgic Pleasure

A presentation of photographs, some of nostalgic 1950s and 60s views of Guildford, was given to an appreciative audience of local residents and visitors at Shaftesbury Hall, Artillery Terrace on Saturday evening…

Where Is This? No.250

By David Rose Excellent replies with lots of additional details relating to last week’s mystery vintage picture. It was a view of North Street just down from its junction with…

Where Is This? No.249

By David Rose The watercolour painting featured as last week’s mystery vintage picture showed a view of Guildford from the River Wey with Shalford Meadows to the right. A number of…

Guildford History Question Time Leaves Audience Wanting More

The Keep pub in Castle Street was packed on Wednesday evening (February 22) with people keen to learn more about Guildford’s history. Guildford History Question Time was organised by The Guildford…

Where Is This? No.248

By David Rose Only four replies to last week’s mysteries – perhaps they were just a bit too difficult. There were some correct replies to the vintage picture of Williamson’s…

Where Is This? No.247

Where Is This? No.247

By David Rose Not so many replies to last week’s images – perhaps the subject matter was somewhat difficult? However, several readers correctly identified the firemen practising their skills within…

Guildford History Question Time – Go Along And Ask The Experts!

Here’s a chance to ask the experts – Matthew Alexander, David Rose, Mary Alexander and Gavin Morgan – anything you like about Guildford’s history. Guildford History Question Time, takes place on…

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