Wednesday, 29 May 2013

The Font at St Nicholas Church circa 1912

I had to purchase this postcard, as at least 3 generations of my family have been Christened at this very font, including me! Even more ironic is the postal date on the reverse indicates the date which is the year my Grandmother was born.

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Mill Mead Showing St Nicholas Church circa 1905

Published by Kromo reference T21402

There was something about this card that had a degree of familiarity about it that "forced" me to buy it. On reflection it reminded me of the laundry tower on the right, but that can not be correct. If the laundry tower was on the right and the houses on the left were those in Walnut Tree Close then the church would be behind the viewer and not in the picture. 

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Elstead and it's Church by Rev Charles Kerry

This booklet was written by Charles Kerry Curate of Puttenham in 1879.

It was produced as a paper, just 11 pages long and read to the Surrey Archaeological Society.

The first and large pages have some handwriting by Kerry himself.

You can read a PDF of this copy of the paper HERE

You can read more about Charles Kerry and Puttenham at the One Place Study site located HERE

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Newspaper - John Addison 5th December 1835

Source - The London Morning Post, Page 1 - Saturday 5th December 1835

Further details from - 

Watch & Clockmakers of the World by G.H. Baillie  - Published 1966

ADDISON - John - Guildford, Early 19th Century Watchmaker

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Portrait of George Abbot (1562-1633) - Archbishop of Canterbury

George Abbot was born in Guildford. The original of this is a steel engraved print produced by W.T. Mote circa 1850. George Abbot, as the Archbishop of Canterbury performed the Coronation of King Charles I.

A well commemorated historical figure in Guildford with a statue in the High Street and George Abbot school