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Launch of David Rose’s New Book: Guildford Remembering 1914-18

Published on: 14 Nov, 2014
Updated on: 18 Nov, 2014

The launch of David Rose’s eagerly awaited new book Guildford Remembering 1914-18, takes place at the Guildford Institute, Ward Street, Guildford, on Wednesday, November 26, at 7pm.

David will be signing copies of the book that tells the story of Guildford in the First World War. It is published by The History Press at £12.99.

At the launch David will be giving an illustrated talk about some of the stories in the book and light refreshments will also be available.

Great War Britain Guildford Remembering 1914-18 by David Rose has just been published.

Great War Britain Guildford Remembering 1914-18 by David Rose has just been published.

The book is packed full of stories and photos from the home front in Guildford. It includes details of men who went off to fight (particularly those from the local Queen’s Regiment) and some of the stories in the letters they wrote back to home; how the town coped with dire food shortages; munitions factories Dennis Bros and Drummonds; the role women played such as joining the land army; military war hospitals in Warren Road, Farnham Road, and at Clandon Park, and so on, and the memorials that can be found today that list those who fell in the ‘war to end all wars’.

Tickets are free, but seats must be booked via the Guildford Institute. Call Jan Todd on 01483 562142, or send an email to

From reader Mark Coxhead of Woking:

Just a short note to congratulate you on your new ebook on Guildford during WWI.  I had ordered this in advance some weeks ago.

Yesterday (November 15) I found myself stranded at Southampton Airport for two and a half hours waiting for a plane connection, and fortunately I was able to download your book which had just been released that day.

I read the entire book at the airport. I live in Woking and am not familar with all parts of Guildford, nevertheless the book was most interesting and informative. I think you must have spent lot of time researching for the publication.


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