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Can You Identify These Locations? (3)

Published on: 27 Feb, 2012
Updated on: 28 Feb, 2012

by David Rose

Well done to Carol Norris and David and Ann Bailey who correctly identified the previous mystery pictures.

St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church was indeed in Chertsey Street. Carol’s memories of the dairy next door were interesting. That building had been R. White’s mineral water factory from 1899 to 1925.

And the other building at the end of Mill Lane next to Rosemary Alley  was indeed used as a mortuary. I think I am right in saying that when it closed, the town’s mortuary was then transferred to a building at Woodbridge, behind the then Dennis Bros motor works. There was also an isolation hospital up there as well, many years ago.

Three pictures this week… all Guildford pubs. Clues: two have gone, but one remains. What are the names?  Yes, the first one is easy, but also which streets?

Look forward to your replies!

Picture 2.

3 Responses to “Can You Identify These Locations? (3) by David Rose”

  1. David Rose says:

    The building Caroline refers to was, I believe, the bakery of the Guildford Co-operative Society.
    Guildford Co-op owned a number of premises in this part of Guildford.
    I think all the buildings seen in that photo, including the Live and Let Live, were actually regarded as being in North Place back then.
    Co-operative Corner was at the junction of North Street and Lea Pale Road. That’s where the Co-op’s department store once was.
    At one time the Co-op had premises (including its offices) on both sides of Haydon Place, with the previously mentioned bakery being the furthest ‘down the road’, so to speak.
    Of course, the Co-op had its dairy and bottling factory in Woodbridge Road, near the railway line. PC World and Currys occupy the site now.
    I’m lucky enough to have several Kelly’s directories of the Guildford area. The earliest I have is a 1938 edition, and the latest is 1974.
    These hold a wealth of information about streets, businesses, shops, trades people and residents in days gone by. A 1961 edition has helped the information here.
    Many a time I have been able to help solve a friendly dispute among people who have been arguing over some long gone local shop, where it was located and when it closed, and so on…

  2. Caroline Reeves says:

    I’m curious to know what the building is to the right of the Live and Let Live.

  3. David & Ann Bailey says:

    The first pub is The Bear in Friary St

    The second is The Live and Let Live in Haydon Place (still there)

    The third is The Red Lion Hotel on the corner of High Street & Market St

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