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Can You Identify These Locations? (15)

Published on: 28 Feb, 2012
Updated on: 28 Feb, 2012

By David Rose

A number of suggestions to the locations of the pictures in the previous post were right, some were wrong. Caroline Reeves was the only one to get full marks.

Where was this building and who occupied it?

The ‘letterbox’ view across the rooftops was of Chertsey Street.

I wonder where the photographer stood? Maybe on the roof of the buildings on the east side of the Upper High Street, or perhaps from a high vantage point at the Municipal Buildings that once stood there.

The second picture seemed to stump most. It was the Red Cross Annex of the Royal Surrey County Hospital. But not the hospital itself, but the County School on the opposite side of Farnham Road.

The school was new at the outbreak of the First World War, but was soon commandeered for medical purposes as the casualties on the Western Front at the start of the war soon began to mount up.

Not only British soldiers, wounded on the battlefield at that time, were treated in Guildford,  a number of Belgian casualties also came here.

This time, who remembers this single-storey building (above)? Can you name the business who occupied it?

And can anyone name the model manufacturer that was previously on the site and the walking stick firm before that?

Bernard Parke is barred from answering that one, as I know he has the answers!

But he, and the rest of you, can have a go at the second picture (below). It probably dates from the latter part of the 19th century and is looks very different today. The gates have long gone. As a clue, it is in Guildford town centre.

Leave a post below. All suggestions will be held and published at the end of next week. Good luck!

Do you know where this is?

3 Responses to “Can You Identify These Locations? (15)”

  1. Caroline Reeves says:

    Is the top one the Barfax Works in Worplesdon Road? And could the second one be Chapel Street before the buildings at the High Street end were rebuilt, or The Shambles?

  2. Bernard Parke says:

    Milk House Gate?

  3. David & Ann Bailey says:

    We think! The model makers were Victory Industries in Worplesdon Road, on Woodbridge Hill, but we don’t know the name of the walking stick factory before that

    The second one is Tunsgate looking down to the High Street

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