Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Photographer - W Shawcross, Spital Street, Guildford Circa 1880

I purchased this Victorian card, which dates from circa 1880, purely because the photographer was from Guildford and I had never heard of Spital Street.

Some research revealed that Spital Street was an abbreviation for Hospital Street, which referred to the ancient Leper hospital which had stood at the junction of Epsom and London Roads until the 1840's.

It then became known as Upper High Street in 1901. In 1961, the road was formally included in the High Street and the buildings renumbered.

Friday, 15 August 2014

Rosemary Alley, Guildford Circa 1920

This is such an unusual card. Rosemary Alley is, I believe located on the right hand side off the High Street. As you can see, a rather small passageway. When I was growing up the white building at the top of the picture was a cheese shop and the entrance to the alleyway was just by a well known bakers.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

One Tree Hill, Guildford ~ Circa 1912

Now this card is quite a curiosity. I have never heard of One Tree Hill. The card I purchased earlier this year was posted from Merrow. If  anyone has any ideas on the location of this card I would appreciate it if you would leave a comment.