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Can You Identify These Locations? (28)

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

 by David Rose

Well done to all those who recognised the locations featured last week.  The ‘ghost sign’ is on a wall opposite St Mary’s Church in Quarry Street, and the sign that once advertised a barber’s shop was in Onslow Street – now the back end of the Friary Centre.

Can you work out which Guildford street this is?

Bernard Parke has also alerted me to another ‘ghost sign’ high up on a wall and visible in the High Street – I will have to check that one out. If anyone knows of any others, do let me know.

And thanks to Mike Williams for his reply, click here to go back to Locations 27 and comments at the foot of the story, with some excellent details of the Eashing Farm Milkbar that the painted advertisement in Quarry Street once pointed to.

Some tough ones this week. Many of you might need a clue or two. Firstly, the locations are both now part of Guildford’s gyratory road system – so you wouldn’t stand a chance of parking a vehicle at either spot today!

The picture above dates to just before the First World War – so I am not expecting anyone to remember it like it is shown. However, taking into account the one-way system clue and that you can see part of the old gas works in the background, you might be able to come up with a suggested location. One further clue to this one: at night it’s a popular street for revellers.

The photo below was an education establishment. What was it and where was it?

Do you know what this building was used for and where it was?

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