Born in Guildford, David Rose has lived in the borough all his life. He is a local historian and writer who specialises in Guildford and Surrey's modern history from the 19th century up to the present day. He has an ever-increasing archive of old photographs of the area in question and also collects related items: from books and brochures to old bottles, packaging and vintage advertising. He is a main contributor for The Guildford Dragon NEWS, a popular on-line local newspaper. He is married with a teenage daughter. Bernard Parke is an Honorary Alderman of the Borough of Guildford and served as a borough councillor for 12 years. He was Mayor and then Deputy Mayor in 1989 and 1991. A Guildfordian by birth, he is passionate about the town and its wellbeing. He is a regular writer of campaigning letters to the local media. A retired bank manager, Bernard now enjoys spending time with his young grandchildren and also enjoys rifle shooting at the NRA at Bisley in Surrey.