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Guildford Fun And Entertainment History Talk By David Rose For Guildford Lions Club

Guildford Lions Club’s next fundraising event is an illustrated talk by local historian and writer David Rose, titled Guildford Fun and Entertainment. It is via Zoom on Friday, evening, January…

Book Review: Holy Trinity, St Mary’s and Pewley Down Schools

Holy Trinity and St Mary’s 1812 to Holy Trinity Pewley Down 2015 A school history, by Margaret Clements and Richard Rowe Review by David Rose The written history of Guildford’s…

Book Now For Christmas Day Tours Of The Spike

Bookings are now being taken for Christmas Day tours of Guildford’s iconic workhouse building, The Spike. There will be two of these popular one-hour tours at 10.30am and 11am. The…

Tree Planting At Abbot’s Hospital Commemorates Platinum Jubilee and a 400th Anniversary

Abbot’s Hospital has celebrated 400 years of its community in the heart of Guildford.  While the first brick was laid in 1619 and the building’s 40th anniversary marked in 2019,…

Vivace Chorus On Song As It Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary

Guildford’s Vivace Chorus is 75 years old. To mark the milestone the choir has published a booklet charting its history. Here, Hilary Twigg gives a synopsis of it. After the…

Notice: Talk On Mystery Of Florence Nightingale’s Photographic Portraits

All her life Florence Nightingale shunned having her photograph taken. There are only a few photographic portraits of her in existence. In a talk at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village…

Faces of Fame Past and Present Is a New and Engaging Exhibition at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village

By David Rose The latest exhibition now viewing at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village in Compton brings together modern and past portraiture. Titled Faces Of Fame: GFWatts X Simon Frederick,…

Making History As Pewley School’s Class of ’54 Hold Their Final Reunion

A little bit of history was made in Guildford on Tuesday this week (September 27) when the only group of pupils from the former Pewley School who hold reunions met…

New Director for West Horsley Place Trust

The West Horsley Place Trust has announced that Ilona Harris has been appointed as the charity’s new director. She will take up her appointment on November 1 2022. Ms Harris…

Queen’s Funeral Triggers Memory of Royal Encounter – Do You Have Any to Share?

Today’s funeral of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is certain to have triggered much reflection including memories of any encounters with the Queen, from waving at a passing car…

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