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Why King James I Chose George Abbot As Archbishop of Canterbury

In the recent story Prayers, Plots and Poisons – New Encounter Walk by the Guildford Town Guides, we asked the question: “What reason did King James I give for appointing…

Beekeeper’s Notes: Bees Have Feelings Too

Hugh Coakley keeps bees in Worplesdon “Bees can count, recognise images of human faces and learn simple tool use and abstract concepts,” says Lars Chittka, professor of sensory and behavioural…

Exhibition At Dapdune Wharf Celebrates Photographers’ Vision

An exhibition of picture-perfect images is on show at the National Trust’s Dapdune Wharf in Guildford during August, writes the publicity secretary of the Woking Photographic Society, Len Walker. The…

Experience Guildford Announces 2022 Customer Service Awards Shortlist

For the last six weeks, residents and visitors to Guildford have been voting for the businesses in the town that they feel go the extra mile in terms of providing…

Rubens’ Blog: The Benefits Of Walking

Rubens King works as an armed forces caseworker for young people, helping people find training, work experience, volunteering and paid work. He also writes giving advice on mental health issues…

Book Review: Seventy Years Of The South Western

By David Rose The first railway company to open a line to Guildford was the London & South Western (LSWR) The line arrived from Nine Elms via Woking Common in…

Community Invited To View Latest Designs For North Street Regeneration

Sponsored article Register for the webinar on Thursday July 28 at 6pm by emailing to info@housegroup.co.uk. The Guildford community is being invited by developer St Edward to view the latest…

Prayers, Plots and Poisons – New Encounter Walk By Guildford Town Guides

George Abbot is most remembered in Guildford for Abbot’s Hospital, the magnificent almshouse, which he founded, that is still fulfilling its original purpose 400 years later. Less well known is…

The Worplesdon Witness July 2022

Jan Messinger with her monthly round-up of news from the parish of Worplesdon. Wood Street Village Show and Jazz Festival  Despite the extreme heat, the Wood Street Village Show went…

Indie Of The Month: Wholesome Fruit Veg & Mix And Café, Worplesdon Road

By Hugh Coakley A new fruit and veg shop with a difference has opened in Worplesdon Road, Stoughton. Not only does Wholesome Fruit Veg & Mix sell un-packaged fresh fruit…