Guilford not Guildford
Till recently, I have been under the impression that Guildford Crescent where the Lionel Wendt Theatre is situated was named after the family name of Lord North, who was the first British Governor.
Lord Norths statue is placed close to this road in the premises of the Colombo Museum. After reading the British Governors of Ceylon by H. A. J. Hulugalle which has been reprinted recently, I find that the family name of North was Guilford and not Guildford. In fact, North ended his days as the Earl of Guilford.
If this road is named after him, it would be correct to put the record straight by spelling his name correctly.
Dr. C. B. Yahalawatta
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