Guildford Through Time provides a unique insight into the illustrious history of this part of the country. Reproduced in full colour, this is an exciting examination of Guildford, including the famous streets and faces, and what they meant to the people of this area throughout the nineteenth and into the twentieth century. Looking beyond the exquisite exterior of these well-kept and carefully selected photographs, readers can see the historical context in which they are set, and through the authors' factual captions the reader can achieve a detailed view of Guildford's history.
Readers are invited to discover how the town has progressed over a century as the authors guide us through the streets of Guildford, from the bustling town to the serene country scenery. Whether it is a nostalgic look into the past for residents or as a guide for visiting tourists, there is something for everybody within this book.
Born in Guildford, David Rose has lived in the borough all his life. He is a local historian and writer who specialises in Guildford and Surrey's modern history from the 19th century up to the present day. He has an ever-increasing archive of old photographs of the area in question and also collects related items: from books and brochures to old bottles, packaging and vintage advertising. He is a main contributor for The Guildford Dragon NEWS, a popular on-line local newspaper. He is married with a teenage daughter. Bernard Parke is an Honorary Alderman of the Borough of Guildford and served as a borough councillor for 12 years. He was Mayor and then Deputy Mayor in 1989 and 1991. A Guildfordian by birth, he is passionate about the town and its wellbeing. He is a regular writer of campaigning letters to the local media. A retired bank manager, Bernard now enjoys spending time with his young grandchildren and also enjoys rifle shooting at the NRA at Bisley in Surrey.