Category Archives: Historical

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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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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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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