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Uncovering Guildford’s Recent History – GI 21 043 (Online)

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13 April 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm BST

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 4 May 2021

Tutor: David Rose

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Date: 13 April 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Length of Course:
4 weeks
13 April 2021
04 May 2021
£57.00 – £68.50
Reference Code:
GI 21 043
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


Local historian David Rose reveals further aspects of Guildford’s recent history with plenty of vintage images and time for discussion. Topics will be: Notorious crimes and policing, Worplesdon, (said to be England’s largest parish), and Hospitality (from coaching inns to pubs and social clubs), plus more tales from the Institute’s Scrapbooks.


Image from Guildford Institute Scrapbook A


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About the Speaker

David Rose


David Rose is a well-known local history writer and public speaker. He has written and co-written more than a dozen local history books focusing on Guildford and the surrounding area.

He has been interested in history for as long as he can remember and collects all kinds of things related to what he calls 'history of living memory'. His collection includes old photographs, picture postcards, books, maps, guide books, plus a wide range of old bottles, bygones and yesteryear's advertising.

He set up and edited for 13 years, a popular column in the Surrey Advertiser called From the Archives. He is now one of the key writers for the on-line newspaper The Guildford Dragon NEWS and continues to write articles on local history on that website under the title Through Time.

David also writes the Peeps into the Past column for the Woking News & Mail, and contributes stories to local societies' publications if asked and supplies local history information to anyone interested.


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