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Talk: Why is it called that? The origins of some Guildford street names

Guildford Institute Library Volunteers

DETAILS 


Availability

Waiting List


Dates

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Times

2:45 pm –¬†3:45 pm


Location

The Guildford Institute
Ward St, Guildford
GU1 4LH


Cost

Free to all

Reference

T216

The etymology of our local street names can range from the very obvious to those which are highly obscure. They derive meaning from commerce and industry or nearby landmarks and can also be self-descriptive.

Many of the Guildford street names we know today were called after local worthies. An example is Mangles Road in the Bellfields area of Guildford, which is named after the Mangles family, who were well known in both the political and civic arenas.

In this talk, the Guildford Institute Library Volunteers will reveal the origins of some of the streets names in Guildford.

Please note: it is not possible to book this talk via our website. If you would like to book a place, please contact the Institute on 01483 562142.


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