Local History Guide Books
Guildford’s people and visitors throughout history come to life in this well-researched account, which also examines the city’s architectural development and heritage, from the castle and medieval guildhall to the modern cathedral and beyond. Rather than focusing solely on local history, the author shows Guildford’s significance on a national and sometimes international scale.
The Story of Guildford
A selection of true stories about Woking.
Woking: The Way We Were
Secret Woking contains a collection of less well-known facts about the town; 'secrets' are brought into the open. Woking has produced a Nazi spy, some gruesome murders, royal visitors, a horse's cremation, a number of colourful eccentrics and many other strange tales.
This is a book about Woking with a difference. Woking should really be called 'New' Woking to distinguish it from 'Old' Woking. In this must-have title, Marion Field charts the history of the area through a selection of old and modern photographs to show just what has changed and what has stayed the same.
Woking Through Time
Bracknell was developed as a ‘new town’ in 1949, but the area had been evolving since Saxon times. It was a popular hunting ground for kings and queens and it was here that the widowed Catherine of Aragon became friendly with the newly crowned Henry VIII and secretly married him. Secret Bracknell will incorporate many of the little-known stories of royal visitors, highwaymen, murders, ghosts and other incidents hidden beneath the ‘new town’.