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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…

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…

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…

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…

Guildford Company Use Video to Give an Impression of Medieval Guildford

A Guildford-based company which specialises in creating historical virtual reality experiences has produced a video of medieval Guildford town and castle. Historic VR Ltd, based in Quarry Street, has made…

Notice: History Society’s Exhibition Puts Focus On Georgian Times

Send & Ripley History Society’s latest exhibition at its museum takes a look at life in the area during Georgian times Go and learn about the huge army camp in…

National Trust’s Plans For Clandon Park: ‘A Great House Laid Bare’

The National Trust has announced its plans for Clandon Park, catastrophically damaged by fire in April 2015. It says these will feature walkways and platforms for visitors to explore the…

A Glimpse Of Women Munitions Workers During The First World War

By David Rose With a number of light engineering factories in Guildford during the First World War, it’s not surprising that women were employed too, as the firms produced munitions…