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Where Is This? No.89

Published on: 27 Dec, 2013
Updated on: 27 Dec, 2013

By David Rose

Slight delay in bringing you the latest two mystery photos – the flooding events took over somewhat.

Thanks for all the replies to No88, which have now been published at the foot of the post. Click here to see. Many correct entries as usual. The quirky photo shows part of the weir that is opposite Guildford Rowing Club.

In the vintage photo the Yellow Bus Services vehicle is pictured in the High Street with the Three Pigeons pub in the background.

What better this week for the vintage photo than one of a lifeboat!

Launching a lifeboat in Guildford in 1904 for a fundraising event. Name the location please.

Launching a lifeboat in Guildford in 1904 for a fundraising event. Name the location please.

It dates to 1904 and it was brought to Guildford for a fundraising event. It was paraded through the town and even launched on the River Wey.

Can you identify where it is pictured here? One of the town’s transport hubs, is a clue.

Do you know where this is?

Do you know where this is?

Here’s this week’s quirky photo: I spotted this little feature in the High Street recently. Do you know where it is?

If you know the answers to this week’s, and perhaps have some comments to make, please leave a reply in the box below. All replies will be posted at about the same time next week, along with a new post with the answers to this week’s vintage photo and quirky picture, and the next pair of images.

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Responses to Where Is This? No.89

  1. Caroline Reeves Reply

    December 27, 2013 at 11:02 am

    The old railway station, I guess they might be on what is now the car park?

    And the quirky photo is on Angel Gate down the side of the Angel Hotel.

  2. Mary Bedforth Reply

    December 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    1. Guildford railway station. Thanks for the help! 🙂

    2. Angel Gate, Angel Hotel, High Street.

  3. Julia McShane Reply

    December 27, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I think that is at the Angel Hotel, Guildford High Street above Angel Gate.

  4. Ray Springer Reply

    December 27, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I guess the lifeboat is in front of the railway station. Is this an early version of the speed boat mentioned in previous competitions.

    Oh please! They need no encouragement. Ed

    The quirky picture is of the Angel Hotel in the High Street at the entrance to Angel Yard.

  5. Colin & Linda Jackson Reply

    December 28, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    The top photo of the lifeboat was taken in front of the train station forecourt by Walnut Tree Close. The life boat arrived from Dover and was paraded through the town. There were crowds from Guildford and villages all enjoying this fund raising day.

    The horses may have been part of the Friary brewery but my father who lived down Walnut Tree Close in the 1920s mentioned that there were also stables by the station.

    The bottom photo is of the angel at Angel Gate which were once livery stables by the now Angel Hotel. Could the Angel Hotel once been the Lion Hotel?

  6. Sophie Pilven Reply

    December 30, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Angel Hotel

  7. Brian Holt Reply

    December 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    This is taken from outside the main entrance to Guildford railway station.

    The second photo is of Angel Gate, part of the Angel Hotel in the High Street. I thought it took its name from the angel that once surmounted the ancient fish cross outside. The Angel Hotel is the final remaining coaching inn in Guildford.

    In 1920 the building served as a HQ for the Automobile Association.

  8. Doug and Bill Staniforth Reply

    December 31, 2013 at 10:27 am

    The first photo is Guildford railway station.
    The second is the arch leading down to The Angel Hotel’s stables.

    Even though the lifeboat is not renowned as a speedboat we feel the Ed is getting closer.
    We bet some residents of Guildford would have been happy to see it over the last few days.

    You just don’t give up do you? Would you be prepared to man and keep serviced a lifepedalo? The launch ramp could start at the back of your shop which would allow you to gather enough momentum to reach parts such as Normandy without too much pedalling. I know it’s not a speed-boat but it could have racing stripes. Ed.

  9. Chris Townsend Reply

    December 31, 2013 at 11:07 am

    “Guildford Life Past and Present” by Stanley Newman has the answers to both puzzles, with more detail and photos.

    The old Railway Station was where the lifeboat arrived, from Dover. In February 2012 David wrote about the event for the Dragon, in an article which can be found by searching the site for “lifeboat”.

    The angel is over the Angel Hotel archway. During renovations about 1870, it was modelled from a monument in Trinity Churchyard.

  10. Clitherow Kid Reply

    December 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    The photo of the lifeboat was taken in the railway station forecourt. The photo of the Angel is of course part of Angel Gate which was part of the old Angel Hotel. As an old Guildford boy now retired and living by the sea I would like to thank you for posting all the recent photos of the floods on your web site. I remember the floods in September 1968 and the heartache it caused then. I hope 2014 will be a better year for all.

  11. P.Phillips Reply

    January 1, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Guildford Station

  12. Shirley Graber Reply

    January 2, 2014 at 10:19 am

    It is over the entrance to Angel Gate.

  13. John Lomas Reply

    January 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Bit late I know,, but that is the railway station.
    Where was the lifeboat from?
    We had quite a few easy seaside connections then, Portsmouth of course, but also Bognor and Littlehampton via Christ’s Hospital, and no doubt Worthing, Brighton, Newhaven and Eastbourne as well.

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