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Olympic Fever In Guildford Back In 1948

by Bernard Parke Photos from David Rose With Olympic fever growing by the month, and the recent news that the flame for the 2012 London Games will be passing through…

Never Absent, Never Late

by David Rose Although attending school was compulsory by the 1900s, truancy was often rife. However, schemes were introduced to reward children for good school attendance by presenting them with…

Please Return Me To My Home

by David Rose Litter louts were just as much a nuisance over one hundred years ago as they are today – and that includes places such as St Catherine’s Hill…

A Drop Of The Hard And The Soft Stuff

Local historian and bottle collector David Rose writes about the history of brewing and mineral water making in Bury Street, Guildford.  For just over 100 years, the plot of land…

Witnesses Sought To Aircraft Collision Over Guildford

By David Rose Can anyone remember the event in 1952 when two military aircraft collided in mid air over Guildford? One crashed near Blackwell Farm, Wood Street, and the other…

Sparks Fly

Verbal sparks flew on local airwaves this morning as a proposal to erect a sculpture to commemorate Guildford’s 19th century Guy Riots was debated by Alderman Bernard Parke and this…