Guildford, High Street 1953

Guildford, High Street 1953

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Memories of Guildford

Still Looks The Same Now

This  place has not changed in nearly 100 years. I lived here for 15 years. The houses were originally built for Billings (the printers) workers All of the houses had an equal share in the green at the front, ...Read full memory

A memory of Guildford by Rachel Major

My Mom

It seems there is ALWAYS a High Street in villages in England.  My mom, Robina James, was here often and took me there as a teenager in the mid-60's.


My father was farm manager at Orange Court Farm from 1964-1967. We lived in one of the cedar wood bungalows put up in Littleton, I suspect in the early 1960s, by the More-Molyneux family for estate workers - they also owned the ...Read full memory

A memory of Guildford by Andrew Webb

Christmas Farmers Market

Many years were spent going to Christmas market at Guildford. Also Slyfield auction on sunny and wet days, meeting with friends, buying things we didn't need, all part of the atmosphere. Vry special times and happy memories of Guildford.

A memory of Guildford by Diane Smith

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The last chapter's tour starts in Guildford, a cathedral city since 1927. Sir Edwin Maufe's dignified and apt cathedral was only completed in 1966, with much of the work dating from the period spanned by this book. The town has a superb situation on the chalk ridge, with a castle south of the High Street; the ridge is cut through by the River Wey. Many superb buildings complement the townscape, and this 1950s view looking west just before the major descent to the river valley captures some of this quality. Note the road with its stone setts rather than tarmac.