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Where Is This? No. 1

Published on: 23 Mar, 2012
Updated on: 24 Mar, 2012

Recognise this parade of shops?

by David Rose

This is a weekly stroll down memory lane showing how Guildford used to look – but can you recognise the locations?

I have been running this feature on our St Catherine’s Village website for some months now. It has built up a good following with a number of readers leaving a reply each week as to where they think the various locations of the photos are.

You can see all the previous posts on this website too. However, the name of the feature is now changing from Can You Identify These Locations? to the much simpler Where Is This?

As always, first off are the answers to last week’s two mystery photos (Can You Identify These Locations? 31). The top view showed the Upper High Street in the foreground with Sydenham Road beyond. It dates to about the 1980s. The second photo was taken some 70 or 80 years ago and shows the Bethel Chapel in The Bars, off Stoke Road.

If you look at the previous post, click here, you will see those who left a reply. Most recognised the Upper High Street, while the Bethal Chapel was a little harder. But well done to you all.

On to this week’s images. Seen above is a row of shops taken in the 1950s. Any idea which road?

And below, can anyone remember what this building was? And the location or road?

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

Can you recall what business went on here?

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Responses to Where Is This? No. 1

  1. Bernard Parke

    March 24, 2012 at 12:03 am

    1) Bellfields Estate

    2) Alexandra Laundry

  2. Ian Plowman

    March 24, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Photo 1 Stoughton Road on the Bellfields Estate

    Photo 2 Warren Road, the building belonged to Alexandra Laundry, In the background is the entrance to St Lukes Hospital and the junction with Cooper Road

  3. David & Ann Bailey

    March 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    The first photo is the shops on Stoughton Road Bellfields

    The second is The Basket Factory in Sydenham Road