As regular readers will know silence on the blogging front rarely means the folks from TheBigForest are twiddling their thumbs. The run up to Valentines Day was supercrazy and there are commissions too.
Here are a couple of photographs of Guildford, Surrey taken on one of our recent trips.
When my parents moved there in the 1960’s it was a beautiful, sleepy Surrey market town with a brewery in the centre, back lanes full of workshops and a woodyard by the river. When they left in the 80’s to move to Brighton it had become a London commuter town, the woodyard was a huge Debenhams store and the brewery cleared for a vast shopping mall. Yet despite the changes it is far from ruined and from the castle you can look over at Lewis Carrolls house – Im not sure if this is where he wrote about Alice and her trips to wonderland and through the looking glass or if he lived there in later life but the house has a beautiful view over the river valley to St Catherines Chapel which was consecrated in 1329.
We are turning in to tour guides, we can feel it creeping up on us, we want to tell you about the old ferry below St Catherines and the Artington Spring too, I was told as a child had medicinal properties and was popular with medieval pilgrims……..but Ill stop, right there! And if you are interested you can find out more about Lewis Carroll and Guildford here (X)