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Where Is This? No.150

Published on: 5 Mar, 2015
Updated on: 5 Mar, 2015

By David Rose

Thank you to all who replied to last week’s images – a good number indeed, and they all correctly identified either the vintage or quirky photos, or in many cases, both.

Click here to see last week’s post and all those comments – lots of extra details about the shops that were once in Friary Street, including John Collier the tailors.

I particularly like Bernard Parke’s comments about the quality or lack of it in the suits. And Ray Springer mentioned he bought a suit there once. Only once? Bet he doesn’t have it now!

And the quirky photo was indeed of Stoughton Methodist Church.

We’ve hit number 150 this week – how time flies!

Where was this and can you add any details about the firm whose building it was?

Where was this and can you add any details about the firm whose building it was?

Here’s this week’s mystery photo and one dating from perhaps the 1970s era?

Do you remember this building near the centre of Guildford and can say where it stood?

Do you recognise this feature?

Do you recognise this feature?

The quirky picture is another feature on a rooftop near the town centre. It was sent in by Caroline Reeves – don’t think we have featured this before.

Where is it, and can you name another once well known Guildford consortium that used it and occupied a number of buildings hereabouts?

If you know the answers please leave a reply in the box below. All replies will be posted at about the same time next week, along with a new post with the answers to this week’s photos and the next pair of images.






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Responses to Where Is This? No.150

  1. Vic Moseley Reply

    March 6, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    This photo was taken from outside St Saviour’s Church in Woodbridge Road on the corner of Onslow Street.

    The building on the corner was Angel Son & Gray, builders merchants.

    Further along Woodbridge Road, where the exit from the bus station is now, was the offices of Cow & Gate Ltd. makers of baby milk.

    Opposite and on the corner of Leapale Lane was a ladies hair salon, Ernest of Mayfair, which was owned by my wife’s uncle Ernest Reed, who was also a hairdresser to many film stars of the day.

  2. John Lomas Reply

    March 7, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Is the 70’s picture the junction of Woodbridge Road and Onslow Street?

  3. Dave Middleton Reply

    March 9, 2015 at 8:27 am

    The building is Angels which was on the junction of Woodbridge Road and Onslow Street – as featured in “Where is This No 6”.

    Can’t place the quirky rooftop picture at the mo!

  4. Ray Springer Reply

    March 9, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Angels corner – Angel Son & Gray who were builders merchants and ironmongers.

  5. Margaret Cole Reply

    March 11, 2015 at 9:19 am

    The first picture is Angels of Woodbridge Road and Onslow Street, taken over by the Wilkie Group of Mary Road.

    With very little conviction the second picture was difficult, so here’s my rendition. I think this view is of the roof above The Casino, next to The Drink in Onslow Street, but not too sure.

  6. Chris Townsend Reply

    March 11, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Angel’s featured in Where Is This? No.6.

    It was on Woodbridge Road, extending along the street to the corner with Onslow Street.

    The present bus station occupies part of the site.

    James Angel (1848-1917) was in Guildford by 1871, and ironmongers Angel, Son & Gray was established before 1905. His son was Arthur James Griffiths Angel (1875-1914), but who was Mr Gray?

    The quirky picture shows the property on the corner of Haydon Place and The Bars.

    This building has been pictured before, in Where Is This? No.21, which shows buildings which once housed the Co-op.

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