Thursday, 29 January 2015

Country Lane between Wonersh and Shamley Green

Published by the S. & W. Series of postcards circa 1910. This is a view that my ancestors who most certainly have seen as they walked this area. My Great Grandfather, Charles Butcher was born in Wonersh in 1869.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The Old Rectory Guest House, Guildford

I own two copies of this picture. One used with the postage stamp of 1915 which is much paler in colour and this one which is not used and has brighter and vibrant colouring.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Guildford Lido circa 1950

A slightly different view of the lido and is the view I pretty much remember from two decades later than the date of this postcard.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Guildford Lido, circa 1930

There was something familiar with this postcard. Recollections of visiting the lido through my childhood and sitting at the tables outside, with the ever so faintly mottled and dotted patten in a pale blue colour.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Across the Roof Tops to St. Mary's

This postcard by Judges (5719) I found quite curious. It seems such a strange view to take and because it is quite unusual I had to purchase it and add it to the collection.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Guildford High Street circa 1929

There is something about this scene that I can resonate with. Not that I was born in 1929!

My Grandmother who was 17 years old at the time would have seen this of the High Street. Yet, there is parts of the picture that I recognise, names of the shops - Timothy White Cash Chemists for example were in the same location when I was growing, of course Timothy White's vanished from our streets long ago and merged into Boots. The clock that sits proudly over the High Street and the Bulls Head, a familiar spot in my senior school days (all perfectly legal!).

Sunday, 11 January 2015