I was born in Guildford and am very proud of my heritage and links within the area. Over the last 20 years I have collected a vast archive of memorabilia relating to Guildford and the rural parishes surrounding it that are linked to my family history.
About 10 years ago I was approached to edit a book entitled Guildford and District and for a whole host of reasons which I will not go into here, I did not publish the project. I have though, kept and added to the collection.
A chance pondering, and I contemplated this project, to publish the archive over the course of a year, commencing on my birthday, 10th October 2011 with a completion date of 9th October 2012. A total of 366 items because 2012 is a leap year.
In the early weeks of 2013 I received an email of someone who like me was born in the area, and now lives in another part of the Country. I was asked what I planned to do with the collection and did I have any more, unpublished (by me) images. I did, and thought I would simply share them here in a random fashion!
I hope you enjoy the collection as much as I have compiling it.