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In the 21st century Guildford is a bustling English town, with an attractive cobbled High Street, numerous shops and department stores. The population of the whole

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Introduction: - 1 Location 1 Accessibility:- 1 Past Day Guildford:- 2 Present Day Guildford:- 3 Aim:- 4 Geographical Theory:- 4 Methodology 5 Introduction: - Location Guildford is situated in the South-East of England, South of London. Guildford is the county town of Surrey. The town's name is believed to take its name from a Saxon phrase meaning 'ford of the golden flowers'. It is likely that the second part of Guildford's name comes from the crossing or fording of the River Wey by an ancient track way, which continues along Hog's Back. The first part is gold, it is suggested that the gold may refer to golden flowers by the ford, but it is not certain. Accessibility:- Guildford's successfulness I think is very dependent on its location. Guildford has very good transport links to many different places all over England and also all over Europe. Guildford has very easy accessibility to the M25, A3, A2 and also the M20. These are all very useful because the latter three all go directly to ports. The A3 links Guildford to Portsmouth and London. Where you can cross the English Channel to France and Europe. There are two railway stations (Guildford railway station, near the Friary Centre, and London Road (Guildford) railway station) which provide a convenient link to London Waterloo for commuters, and the main line station also connects to Portsmouth, Reading, Epsom and Gatwick airport.. ...read more.

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We carried this out on 23rd February 2006 from about 9 -12.30 it was snowing when we carried this technique out. We started out in the centre of Guildford in the CBD (grid reference) and moved out of Guildford along the broken transect (grid reference). Shopping Quality 1 We used a table to judge the quality of the shops. We used the booklet made for us by our teacher using the categories, type of shops, other land uses, retail and also the quality of the good sold. The purpose of this technique was to see if the types of shops and also the quality of the shops changed as we moved out of the CBD along our broken transects. We carried this out on 23rd February 2006 from about 9 -12.30 it was snowing when we carried this technique out. We started out in the centre of Guildford in the CBD and moved out of Guildford along the broken transect. Land use Category 1 We noted down if each area we stopped in had mainly shops or mainly houses or offices. We used the booklet made for us by our teacher using the categories Retail, Public Services, Commercial, Industry, Transport, Empty, Open Space or Farmland. The purpose of this technique is to see if high order shops become less frequent and low order shops become more frequent moving along our broken transect. ...read more.

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Technique Limitations Improvements to method Alternative Data Presentation Building Age The limitations were again that it is a matter of opinion and also it is an estimate. To improve this technique we could go on more than one day, a different time of the year and also maybe a different time of the day. I think a better alternative would be to go to the city council and get a map of Guildford and note down how long the buildings have been there for and make an estimate using that. Pedestrian Count The limitations were that it is a matter of opinion, we only did it on one day, it was a weekday and it is in winter. To improve this technique we could go on more than one day, a different time of the year and also maybe a different time of the day. I think that this is the most suitable way of collecting this data although we should have done it on more than one day. Questionnaire We only asked 20 people and only at one time on one day and also the weather could have affected our results. To improve this technique we could go on more than one day, a different time of the year and also maybe a different time of the day I think that this is the most suitable way of collecting this data although we should have done it on more than one day. ?? ?? ?? ?? Charlie Collard 10L Mr. Lock GCSE Geography Coursework ...read more.

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