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Notice: David Rose’s Local History Talk For Guildford Lions’ Fundraiser

Published on: 12 Oct, 2020
Updated on: 12 Oct, 2020

Guildford Lions are delighted to confirm local historian and writer David Rose will give his illustrated talk Guildford Past and Present on Wednesday, October 21, at 7.30pm, online via Zoom, as a charity fundraising event to support our local community. Tickets cost just £5.

Guildford Lions logoLike other charities, we cannot run our usual fundraising events, so we are seeking other fun ways to provide some great entertainment whilst raising a few pounds to support local people in need.

The talk will feature archive photos from David’s collection alongside recent pictures of the same scene, see how much (or how little) the town centre has changed over the past 100-plus years.

Late 19th century view of Guildford High Street.

While adding snippets of local history, stories and tales, David will feature images that include the Guildhall, Abbot’s Hospital, the Castle Grounds, the railway station, the River Wey, the cathedral, as well as some images featuring the infamous 1968 floods.

Onslow Street, Guildford during the 1968 floods.

Following the talk there will be time for questions and comments.

To register please reply to

Payment can be made by bank transfer or by cheque – details will be sent to you once you have registered.

You will then be sent the appropriate Zoom link 24 hours before the talk – if you do not already have access to Zoom please download the app by visiting prior to the start of the talk.

This is the first of a series of talks the second of which will be Chasing Bears in a Phantom. An illustrated account by retired RAF fighter pilot Squadron Leader Nick Anderson of his experiences during the Cold War era of flying fully armed Phantom jet fighters tasked with intercepting Soviet Tu95 Bear Bombers.

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