Spike Heritage Centre

 

Imagine the year is 1906..

Its 6pm and Guildford Union Workhouse is about to open the doors of a brand new building. But there will be no fanfare or grand reception to welcome the first visitors to this dark little building.

Hidden on the very edge of the main Workhouse site stands the new Guildford Union Casual Ward, ready to receive its first customers for the night. With the promise of food, shelter and perhaps a chance to bathe, the expectant vagrants and casual workers queue outside, waiting to see what the new building has to offer.

After what seems like an eternity, the Tramp Major opens the door and says roughly

This is Guildford Spike

 

PLEASE NOTE:
The Heritage Centre will be closed from 13:00 on the following days:

SATURDAY 15th AUGUST 2015
SATURDAY 22nd AUGUST 2015
SATURDAY 29th AUGUST 2015

We apologise for any inconvenience but this has become necessary due to staff illness
and shortage during the Holiday MONTH