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Were You There? Can You Identify These People From the 1960s?

Published on: 22 Oct, 2020
Updated on: 24 Oct, 2020

By David Rose

All 22 photos here were taken by the now late Dave Salmon, the once well known Guildford character and photographer.

Help is needed to possibly identify not only the people seen in these fantastic pictures, but the pubs, clubs, halls and locations.

Picture 1: Anyone recognise these snooker players? Click on all pictures to enlarge in a new window.

Geoff Burch, the custodian of the Dave Salmon archive of photographs, and myself are currently compiling a second double DVD set of Dave’s photos.

The first double DVD set, Dave Salmon A Man And His Camera Part 1 – Railways was released last year and has been selling well.

With a running time of over three hours, it contains hundreds of Dave’s photos of steam locos and trains in the Guildford area and beyond taken in the 1960s, plus a bonus section of photos he took in later years at preserved steam railways. The images are narrated by Geoff.

Geoff and I are now compiling the second double DVD set with the main focus being Guildford – including buildings and street scenes that have now disappeared, events, carnival processions, floods, people, the demolition of the Friary Meux brewery, and matches at Guildford City Football Club, the latter including cine film that Dave took at City’s Joseph’s Road ground and now digitised.

We will be including these pictures in a section on people, social / sports events and weddings, etc, along with many more images.

Picture 2: You’re havin’ a laff! Who are these two?

If you can help, please leave a reply in the box below with your comments and noting the number(s) as given on each photo.

Or send me an email to

To buy copies of Dave Salmon A Man And His Camera Part 1 – Railways, (£14.95) click here for Geoff’s Rambling Railwayman website.

Or if in Guildford, the DVD is stocked at Ben’s Collectors records in Tunsgate.

We hope to release the new double DVD set soon!

Picture 3: Who’s that behind the bar?

Picture 4: And this couple?

Picture 5: Vintage interior shots of Guildford pubs, clubs and bars are rare. What’s going on here?

Picture 6: Another snooker player takes aim while someone in the background watches closely.

Picture 7: All together now!

Picture 8: And on the drums is…….?

Picture 9: Sitting in the corner enjoying a night out.

Picture 10: He’s havin’ a knees up…

Picture 11: First course awaits, so get on with that speech!

Picture 12: Hello, nice to see you here…

Picture 13: Presentation of prizes, congratulations. Who is she?

Picture 14: This appears to have been a vintage car rally and the location looks like the Civic Hall car park with Dene Road in the background. Dave also took a number of photos of the vehicles as they made their way along Woodbridge Road. Does anyone recall this event?

Picture 15: Whose wedding car was this?

Picture 16: And here go the newlyweds in the same car from their reception presumably at the Drummond Arms in Woodbridge Road?

Picture 17: Dave Salmon photographed a lot of people’s weddings back in the 1960s. This appears to be Guildford Register Office off Portsmouth Road. Recognise anyone?

Picture 18: The best man is giving his speech at this wedding.

Picture 19: Some of the guests are what may be the same wedding as the previous photo. Was it held in a scout hut?

Picture 20: The curtains look the same, presumably the same venue? Careful with those lit fags!

Picture 21: Those same curtains again and the groom too!

Picture 22: You two going out together then?


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Responses to Were You There? Can You Identify These People From the 1960s?

  1. P J Cresswell Reply

    October 23, 2020 at 10:32 am

    The person on the left in picture 2 and man in picture 10 was my neighbour Bob Ward. We lived in Bellfields Estate.

  2. David Bailey Reply

    October 23, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Photo Number 4 is a picture of my wife’s mother and father Mr and Mrs Henley, taken at the Guildford Corporation Club in Drummond Road, where he was a steward for many years.

  3. Fiona Loveland Reply

    October 23, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    The lady in picture 13 is my grandma, Ada Loveland, although she went by the name of Lally.

  4. Michael Dillon Reply

    October 23, 2020 at 2:36 pm

    Picture No 1 first on left I think is Roy Kendall.

  5. Michael Barnett Reply

    October 23, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    The groom in picture 17 looks like Norman Norton with his brother standing behind.
    He used to live in Rupert Road, Guildford.

  6. Peter Loveland Reply

    October 23, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    Picture 13 shows my Mother ‘Lally’ Loveland. I think she is presenting a snooker trophy in memory of my Father Leslie (Les) Loveland who died in September 1964 and was a great supporter of snooker, billiards and table tennis in the Guildford clubs.

    At that time we lived in Artillery Road and later moved to Belvedere Close off Manor Road, and then to Clayton Drive off Rydes Hill Road.

  7. D Fielden Reply

    October 23, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Picture 6 is Peter Williamson who worked for the post office

  8. Shirley West Reply

    October 23, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Number 9, on the right-hand-side, the two ladies in the white cardigans are Mrs Hilda Johnson of Drummond Road and the other lady is Mrs Thorpe from George Road.

    • Sheila Podmore Reply

      October 29, 2020 at 11:30 am

      The couple in the middle remind me of Mr and Mrs Edward’s who lived in North Place.

  9. Sheila Atkinson Reply

    October 23, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    I am fairly sure photo No 8 is Doug Hammond. I know he was at one of my aunt’s wedding receptions and the newspaper report of the wedding says the guests were entertained by the Georgians Dance band, maybe Doug was a member of this band?

  10. Sarah Homes Reply

    October 24, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Picture 16 appears to have “Good luck Toni and Dave the Lad” written on the windscreen?

  11. Brian Avery Reply

    October 25, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    In Picture 1 the snooker player in the centre is (my late Uncle) Ernest [Ernie] White.

    And the player to his far left is his younger son Roger — now living in Portugal.

    The picture was probably taken at the Guildford Corporation Club in Drummond Road.

  12. Jane Probett Reply

    October 26, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    In picture 1 from left to right.

    – Roy Kendall
    – Not sure but my dad, Roger White, thinks that he may have been called Stan and might be Irish
    – Ernest White (my grandad)
    – Peter Willamson
    – Roger White

    I have two photos of my dad playing snooker at the same photoshoot. I’ll email them to you.

  13. Roger White Reply

    October 27, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Photo 1 was taken in the Corporation Club when it was down by the river behind the swimming pools (now cinemas), not in Drummond Road.

  14. Dave Chillistone Reply

    November 20, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    Pictures 15 and 16 might have been the wedding of Dave Potter and Antonia Trechman, in 1964.

  15. Rod Bennett Reply

    July 14, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    I’m a tad late to the party on this one, but I agree photos No.1 and 6 show Pete Williamson, ex-‘personality’ of BT Guildford. He was, for several years, the official driver for the manager, and stalwart supporter of the local BT Amateur Dramatic Club, The Buzby Players.
    Please note – he was also linked with a local bank robbery (but in a good way).

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