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Quarry Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 3XZ United Kingdom
01483304384 www.guildford-shakespeare-company.co.uk

The name of this old chalk quarry is a reminder that the prosperity of medieval Guildford was largely based on the wool trade. “Guildford blue” cloth, after dyeing with woad, was fixed on wooden racks to allow it to dry without shrinking.  There are blocked-up chalk mines in this area, as there is a hard band of chalk which was mined for building (perhaps, even, for building the castle).

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