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Can You Identify These Locations? (5)

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

by David Rose

The Baileys have done it again – correctly identifying the previous two mystery locations.

The war memorial at Stoke Road has indeed been moved from its original position in the churchyard opposite St John’s Church to a site by the entrance to the Lido. However, I have to admit that I do not know the date when it was moved. Perhaps someone has the answer?

The photo of the then roundabout at the junction of Stoke Road, Woking Road, and what is now Ladymead and Parkway dates to the mid-1930s, soon after this section of the Guildford and Godalming Bypass had opened.

Below are two more pictures for you to have a go at identifying the location. It could be said that they are from opposite sides of Guildford. St Catherine’s Village Website webmaster Martin Giles reckons I should make the pictures harder!

Another Guildford road junction seen sometime before the Second World War. Where is it?
A place where many a Guildford lad learned to swim in days gone by. Name the official location, and does anyone know the local name it once had?

Do add a post below. This time we will hold back from publishing your answers straight away, keeping you all in suspense until next Friday (September 9).

Coming soon on the Through Time section will be a story about Woodbridge House and its occupants, the site of which is where a new Wickes store is currently being built; and a story about Guildford Cathedral, by my friend and fellow local historian Stan Newman.

2 Responses to “Can You Identify These locations? (5) by David Rose”

  1. David & Ann Bailey says:

    The first picture is London Road/New Inn Lane junction at Burpham with the Green Man pub on the right hand side.

    The second, we think, is St Catherine’s Lock and that the local name was Three Oaks.

  2. Carol Norris says:

    First picture : ? Kingpost at Burpham.

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