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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…

Book Review: Mud, Blood And Studs by James Brown

By David Rose The player Guildford City Football Club counts as its number one legend has to be James “Jimmy” Brown. Between 1937 and 1940 he made 150 appearances for…

Dragon Interview: Why “The Friary”? Matthew Alexander Explains

Thousands use the Friary Shopping Centre every week. Before it was built, the Friary Meux brewery was located at the site and now a proposal has been made for a…

Royal Proclamations In Guildford Over The Last Century

By David Rose and Hugh Coakley The recent proclamation of the accession of King Charles III to the throne after the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, has been…

Guildford Inventions Uncovered And More By The Town Guides

By Howard Barratt Guildford Town Guides September in Guildford has many highlights for those who enjoy being out of doors. Guildford Walkfest starting today (September 1), is a series of…

Heritage Open Days: Remember To Visit The Lesser Known Venues Too

This year’s Heritage Open Days takes place from Friday to Sunday, September 9 to 11 and there are many interesting buildings to visit with a wealth of history in the…

Update: Chequered History Of Burpham’s Kingpost Restaurant And Open-air Swimming Pool

Edited by David Rose After this story was published on August 13, 2022, historian Frank Phillipson supplied further details about the former Kingpost leisure amenity at Burpham. The story has…

Update: Who Recalls Pleasure Trips Along The Wey Navigation In The 1960s On The Narrowboat Arcturus II?

By David Rose Back in the 1960s there was a narrowboat that gave pleasure trips along the River Wey Navigations and further afield too. (The story was published on June…

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