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Where Is This? No.95

Published on: 4 Feb, 2014
Updated on: 4 Feb, 2014

By David Rose

The floodwater photo seen here last week featured the Morris Depot in Woodbridge Road, now the H. A. Fox Jaguar dealership. The Aldershot & District bus garage, where the Magnet kitchen showroom is today, was just out of view to the left.

The piece of public art is in the car park of the Wicks store at Woodbridge.

Both views were recognised by a number of readers who sent in replies. Click here to see last week’s post and all the replies with details at the foot of it. Chris Townsend gives some good information about the sculpture and the name of the artist who created it.

Do you recognise this location?

Do you recognise this location?

Moving straight on to this week’s mystery vintage photo and a picture from about the 1960s with some interesting cars parked up. Bit of a rat run through here these days – and it looks much the same. Do you know where?

Where is this building with a date plaque of 1855?

Where is this building with a date plaque of 1855?

For the quirky photo we have a building with a date plaque on it. Have you seen this in a well known ‘gate’ off High Street?

If you know the answers, please leave a reply in the box below. The answers, along with the next pair of images, will be published about the same time next week.

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Responses to Where Is This? No.95

  1. Rebecca Butler Reply

    February 4, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Is this by the police station? On the road up to Bedford Road car park …(back entrance).

  2. John Lomas Reply

    February 5, 2014 at 1:14 am

    That is the junction of Wodeland Ave and The Mount with Mount Pleasant straight ahead.
    This was the last part of my driving test in 1959 possibly a year or so before the photo, the farina bodied Austin or Morris was was first introduced in ’59, at this junction I turned left down The Mount and then right into Portsmouth Rd back to the test centre offices which then were on the left somewhere near where Crisp solicitors is now, could even have been in that building.

  3. Carol Norris Reply

    February 5, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Picture 1 : Mount Pleasant from the Wodeland Avenue end. Also shows a bit of The Mount. I seem to recall a Swiss chalet style of building at the end of Mount Pleasant where it meets Portsmouth Road. It was an extraordinary building to find in Guildford. I wonder if anyone has a picture of it or information about it.

  4. Sean Jenkinson Reply

    February 5, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    The top picture is from Wodeland Avenue leading to Mount Pleasant.

  5. Bernard Parke Reply

    February 6, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    1) Junction of Wodeland Avenue with the Mount

    2) Top of TUNSGATE junction with Sydenham Road

  6. John Lomas Reply

    February 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    A well known map site gives the quirky picture answer.
    Perhaps the “gate” clue was too pointed.

    Bardoe and Appell at 2 Tunsgate.

  7. David Bennett Reply

    February 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Photo 95 is of the junction where The Mount, Mount Pleasant and Wodeland Avenue meet.

  8. David Laughlin Reply

    February 8, 2014 at 9:28 am

    The main picture probably just pre-dates me, and it’s 30 years since I set foot in that part of Guildford, but I reckon that’ll be the view from Wodeland Avenue as you approach The Mount.

  9. Ian Plowman Reply

    February 8, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Wodeland Avenue/ Mount Pleasant/ The Mount crossroads

  10. Shirley Graber Reply

    February 9, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Vintage photo looks like Mount Pleasant. The colour photo is of the building on the corner of Tunsgate and Sydenham Road above the shop Bardoe and Appel.

  11. Chris Townsend Reply

    February 9, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    The vintage photo is taken from Wodeland Avenue, looking towards the junction of Mount Pleasant with The Mount. The cottage on the left is on the lower part of The Mount, on the right is West Mount Cottage. Bishop’s Croft Cottage is next to the two cottages in the middle, further down Mount Pleasant, with the two 60’s blocks of flats Mount Court and Bishop’s Court in the background. Bishop’s Court is on the site of Bishop’s Croft, formerly the home of James Stedman, surgeon, who was prominent in Guildford life until his death in 1861.

    The date 1855 is on the building now on the corner of Tunsgate and Sydenham Road, following road widening about 1959 when the buildings then on the corner were demolished.

  12. Doug and Bill Stanniforth Reply

    February 10, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    It’s the junction of Mt Pleasant, Wodeland Ave and the Mount.

    The building with the date on it is above Bardot & Appelle, Tunsgate, next to Ben’s Gramophone Records.

    By pure coincidence, exactly 31 years after 1855, the first boat powered by a petrol engine was tested on the Neckar river by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach.

    [Ed: still after that boat then? Would it be safe to launch it in all the fast-flowing water at the moment?]

  13. Brian Holt Reply

    February 10, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    This photo was taken from the end of Wodeland Avenue, looking across The Mount into Mount Pleasant.

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