Lost Guildford - David Rose

Lost Guildford

By David Rose

  • Release Date: 2019-08-15
  • Genre: History


Guildford has grown from a Saxon settlement town to become a major commercial centre in Surrey today. William the Conqueror built the Norman castle that still overlooks the town, which became prosperous during the medieval period. The building of the Wey Navigation brought wealth to the town, but its real growth followed after the railway arrived in 1845. Today Guildford is a thriving commercial town with its cathedral, university and extensive redevelopment on its borders.Lost Guildford presents a portrait of a town and a way of life that has radically changed or disappeared today, showing not just the industries and buildings that have gone, but also many popular places of entertainment and much more. This fascinating photographic history of lost Guildford will appeal to all those who live in the town or know it well, as well as those who remember it from previous decades.