Author Archives: Julie Goucher

Enumerator’s Summary for Walnut Tree Close 1911Census

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Portsmouth Evening News – Friday 11 September 1931

Source – Portsmouth Evening News – Friday 11 September 1931 Accessed via British Newspaper Archives

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Maps

Back in April this press release hit the genealogical and local history arena. Every major town in England and Wales now has an historical map on-line, free of charge. Fantastic news. A quick search for Walnut Tree Close within the search … Continue reading

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Lives of the First World War

This website is a partnership between D C Thompson, or FindmyPast as they are more often known and The Imperial War Museum. As I have mentioned previously there were nine known casualties of those whose family is linked to Walnut … Continue reading

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Billing and Sons Printing Works and Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, 1928

Yesterday I came across this fabulous site Britain from Above 1919 – 1953. What a marvellous resource for all local and family historians. A quick search for Guildford revealed over 100 photographs and included this one from 1928. Someone has commented … Continue reading

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References in the Strangest of Places

When I was in the local library last week I spotted this anthology, recently published called “The Library Book” Each chapter is about twenty pages or so from a well know and respected writer, sharing their personal views or memories about books. … Continue reading

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Society for One-Place Studies – Learn and Do Hangout

The February Society for One-Place Studies hangout is scheduled for 8pm GMT on Friday 28th February, so this Friday! The discussion topic is Learn and Do. We shall have a discussion about the latest book about One-Place Studies written by … Continue reading

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Putting Your Ancestors in their Place ~ A Guide to One Place Studies by Janet Few

I recently had the opportunity to read a review copy of the latest book by Janet Few. There are so few books dedicated to the subject of One Place Studies therefore this is a very welcomed addition to the genealogical … Continue reading

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Floods at Walnut Tree Close, Winter 2013

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World War One Centenary Project

The next hangout for the Society for One-Place Studies is scheduled for Friday, 31st January 2014 at 8pm GMT. The subject for discussion is “A Shared Endeavour  – Honouring the World War I Centenary”  You can watch the hangout live here … Continue reading

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World War One Centenary Project

A few weeks ago I mentioned that the Walnut Tree Close study was registered with the Society for One-Place Studies. The Society has launched a collective World War One Project, in which members can delve into the depths of their studies and … Continue reading

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Woodbridge Meadows Footbridge circa 1914

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Colbrook’s Ice Factory, Guildford, Circa 1930

Colbrook’s ice factory was part of the selection of businesses owned by the family. The family moved from Sussex to the Guildford area where they opened a butcher’s shop in the High Street. By the late 1860’s they had opened … Continue reading

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Society for One-Place Studies

For a very long time I have felt that there should be a more formal structure for those who are engaged in a One-Place Study to have a formal group. I was delighted when in the Spring of this year … Continue reading

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The Guildford Floods of 1968

As I am going through and uploading the material to the Walnut Tree Close (Guildford) website, I thought I would share the following story and picture. In September 1968 the River Wey in Guildford burst its banks. My Mum says … Continue reading

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Walnut Tree Close (Guildford) Community Archive – Getting Started.

I finally got the structure for the study on-line organised. Whilst that appears a reasonably small task. I am fairly fussy and like things “just so”, which meant that the location of the on-line material was important as was the structure. … Continue reading

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