About The Archive

I had always known that my Grandmother was born at a property (114) in Walnut Tree Close in 1912. She lived in the same property until about 1937, when her mother, who was a widow passed away. For a time, as the eldest single daughter she had been looking after her brothers. At some point she returned home from town where she found her brothers had vacated the house, each going their separate ways within the Guildford area.

Between 1937 and 1939 she lived with her sister and brother in law in the Bellfields area and when she married my Grandfather in November 1939 she and my Grandfather initially made their home in Bright Hill, before relocating back to Walnut Tree Close in 1940, although in a different property. My family association with the road remained until 1996.

What I found curious was why my Grandparents choose to move back to the road. There are some good logistical reasons for doing so, but I sense there was something more, although I can not prove or disprove that fact.

Over time, I began collecting information about the various houses and the road in general. That was in 1984 and whilst an historical collection was not my initial plan, it has grown into one.

The material within this site has never been on line before, so this will be a work in progress as the material is added to the site.

There are two central indexes, one that links people to houses within the road and another which is a general index. As material is added the index will be updated.

7th December 2013

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