As you can see Guildford hasn't really changed very much.
|The Guildhall at night|
I can't really reproduce this picture today as there is now a block of flats in the foreground so here is a photo looking from the opposite direction half way down the High Street.
And Abbot's Hospital is still providing a home for the elderly who were born in Guildford as Archbishop George Abbot wanted it to be.
Footnotes on the Artists
George Sidney Shepherd, who painted the view of Abbot's Hospital, was the son of a watchmaker who lived in London. By 1800 he was exhibiting watercolours at the Royal Academy and he specialised in townscapes and scenes of London. Although very successful, he spent his last years in poverty and died in a workhouse.
Charles Claud Pyne was a watercolour artist and Art Master at the Royal Grammar School in Guildford.
#PastMeetsPresent is inspired by Becky B. Here is her July post from Portugal https://delightsofthealgarve.com/2017/07/01/algarve-salt-production/