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Were You There? No.2

Published on: 16 Dec, 2015
Updated on: 16 Dec, 2015

By David Rose

Here’s the second of an occasional series that features old photos of events and things going on in Guildford, and which your memories of and extra details would be most welcome.

The column is partly inspired by the wonderful collection of images taken by the late Dave Salmon and now in the safe custody of rambling railwayman Geoff Burch.

Can anyone add details about this Guildford carnival procession?

Can anyone add details about this Guildford carnival procession? Click on each picture to enlarge in a new window.

Here we have another carnival procession, this time making its way along Woodbridge Road, and photographed by Dave Salmon.

The date would appear to be about the early 1980s.

Girls from Colborne Garages.

Girls from Colborne Garages.

Can you add some details about those taking part? Does anyone look familiar?

 

Which band is this?

Which band is this?

Who's this in a Guildford carnival procession?

Who’s this in a Guildford carnival procession?

Here are the Pilgrim morris men. We can recognise Barrie Dean, Matthew Alexander and Steve Tidy among them!

Here are the Pilgrim morris men. We can recognise Barrie Dean, Matthew Alexander and Steve Tidy among them!

Please note: these images are subject to copyright and as with similar images on The Guildford Dragon NEWS must not be copied and used for any other purposes, particularly social media sites, without permission of the owners.

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test 6 Responses to Were You There? No.2

  1. John Lomas Reply

    December 16, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    By the look of their uniforms, I would say that is an air cadet band.

    Whether the current Squadron 261 was in existemce back then I don’t know.

  2. John Lomas Reply

    December 20, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    The girls in the Colborne Garages car, perhaps one of them is the carnival queen; and following them, that looks like an English Civil War re-enacters group.

  3. gina redpath Reply

    January 13, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Bring Back the carnival!

  4. Teresa Iles Reply

    March 31, 2016 at 9:57 am

    Are there any more Guildford carnival photos? I remember being a child sat on one of the floats in the 80’s, going along Stoke Road, into the Stoke Park car park. If anyone has photos of this please do share, I would love to see them.

  5. Peter Elliott Reply

    August 12, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Roger Twitchin brings up the rear of the Pilgrim shot.

  6. Roger Twitchin Reply

    August 16, 2017 at 7:22 am

    The Morris Dancers are Pilgrim Morris of Guildford and, behind them, Mayflower Morris of Ash, a women’s team. Both teams are still going today.

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