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Scrapbook History No.6

Published on: 12 Apr, 2021
Updated on: 22 Mar, 2021

By David Rose

Another look at long-ago newspaper and magazine stories people cut out and pasted into scrapbooks.

Most of these are likely to have been published in the Guildford City Outlook magazine and date from around the 1920s and 30s.

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Here’s policeman who witnessed the Guildford Guy Riots of the mid-19th century.

Below an iteration of the Guildford goal. This is the side of the prison when it faced Quarry Street.

And a peek in the basement of the then Holden’s grocery shop on the site of part of the gaol.

This High Street shop is on the corner with Swan Lane and currently (spring 2021) jewellers Ernest Jones.

North Street and looking up towards Chertsey Street and the upper High Street.

Fruit and veg market in North Street. Directly behind today is Guildford Library.

Foot of North Street where it meets Onslow Street and where the Friary Centre is today. That’s Tom Pickens’ hardware store.

How the railway station looked when it was built in 1845.

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