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Can You Identify These Locations? (21)

Published on: 28 Feb, 2012
Updated on: 28 Feb, 2012

by David Rose

Thanks for the replies last time around regarding the pictures of the transport cafe on the London Road. We’ll keep this one open and see if there are any further suggestions, although I will check out that mile post, mentioned by David and Anne Bailey, next time I am out that way.

The cover of a Victorian photo album with some unusual pictures inside. Even the oval picture stuck on the cover is a mystery.

This time I feature some pictures from a little Victorian photo album that came my way a couple of years ago.

As you can see from the cover, it is dated ‘Sept 1896’. Unfortunately, there are many gaps in the album as only half a dozen or so of the 4in x 2.5in photos remain.

Over the next couple of posts I will feature some of these as they are a bit of a mystery, as you will see.

I wonder whether the album was complied in memory of someone, or even several people. As well as some views, the album also contains pictures of cemetery chapels and memorials. Remember, the Victorians loved a good funeral!

Where is this cemetery chapel?

The first picture (shown above) is one of two cemetery chapels featured in the album. I have checked this one out, and I am certain I have the right location. See what you think?

The second photo (see below) shows a memorial that appears to have been rather new at the time it was photographed.

So which cemetery is this in?

Part of the inscription can be seen. It reads: ‘In Loving Remembrance of EVELYN ALICE, the dearly loved wife of GEORGE RICE HOLROYD, died Oct 2nd, 1896, aged 23 years. Also, GEORGE ERIC infant son of the above, died Oct ………….

If the location of this second photo proves difficult,  I can check Guildford Borough Council’s cemetery records which may provide an answer.

If you have any ideas please leave a post below. Update next week.

Do you have an idea where this memorial is?
  1. David Rose says:

    Richard and Rosemary Christophers have done some fantastic research this week on Evelyn Alice Holroyd and emailed me with the following information:
    We couldn’t resist doing a bit more digging on Evelyn Alice Holroyd, From we find that she was married on 28 Nov 1894 at St Marylebone Parish Church, to George Rice Holroyd of 6 Allsop Place, St Marylebone, a brewer, age 27, son of George Barron Holroyd, also a brewer. She was Evelyn Alice Cumming, age 23, daughter of Gordon Cumming a solicitor, of Brixton Hill.
    There are further details of Evelyn Alice Holroyd’s marriage and death in a legal notice in The Times, 8 March 1939, see The Times Digital Archive, searching under ‘George Rice Holroyd’, her husband.
    The Holroyd family owned a brewery in Byfleet from the 1871 census or before and merged with Friary Brewery in 1889. This firm was joined in 1890 by Healy’s Brewery of Chertsey, and Friary, Holroyd and Healy formed themselves into a limited company in 1895, by 1946 owning 440 licensed houses and nearly 100 off-licenses through their subsidiary Tyler and Co. The brewery at Byfleet closed in 1905. This comes from Mark Sturley’s book The Breweries and public houses of Guildford, and Alan Crosby’s book History of Woking. By 1901 George Barron Holroyd had moved from living at the brewery in Byfleet to Dartnell Park, between Byfleet and West Byfleet: he died there on 1 June 1928, leaving £155,839.10.0. George Rice Holroyd died in 1961 in the Guildford area.

  2. Richard & Rosemary Christopher says:

    The memorial is in Stoke Old Cemetery. If you Google “Evelyn Alice Holroyd” several entries come up including a photo of the memorial taken in 2009 – on Flikr.

    Happy New Year.

  3. Ian Plowman says:

    Cemetery Chapel is The Mount Cemetery. Lewis Carroll’s grave is just behind the tree in the centre of the picture. You refer to a photo of another chapel in the album, there use to be another chapel in The Mount Cemetery which was below this one which was demolished in the late 60?s, along with the house, which stood just inside the gate. The Holroyd Grave is in Stoke Old Cemetery.

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