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Where Is This? No.10

Published on: 28 May, 2012
Updated on: 28 May, 2012

by David Rose

Answers to last week’s images first. The mystery date (as photographed by Richard Bailey) appears on a sign that marks the site of the former Guildford town wharf – that’s between the Town Bridge and the Bridge Street bridge, on the opposite bank of the river to the car park beside the George Abbot pub.

The sign on which lat week's mystery date appears?

Click here to see last week’s post again. All those who replied believed it to be the sign beside Millmead Lock. That is also a sign placed by the National Trust, I’ll have to check to see whether it carries the same date!

As for the vintage photo, I was not certain where it was. However, David and Ann Bailey have supplied what I am now sure is the exact location – Onslow Road, as viewed from Stoke Road.

This week’s mystery photo dates from about the late 1970s and shows some road works in Guildford town centre near a pedestrian crossing.

Do you know where this is?

Will the John Collier store be the give away here? So name the road please?

And for the mystery date which appears on either a sign, notice or perhaps a structure and photographed by Richard Bailey, do you know where it is?

Do you know the location of this date?

If you think you know the answers, 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 photo and mystery date, and the next pair of images.

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Responses to Where Is This? No.10

  1. Bernard Parke

    May 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    1) Looking towards Friary Street.

    2) The Town Clock.

  2. Ian Plowman

    May 28, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    The photographer is stood outside Debenhams on Millbrook, John Collier was on the corner of Friary Street.

    1683 is the Date on the Guildhall Clock in High Street



  3. Brian Holt

    May 30, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    The first picture of the road works is where the High Street now meets Millbrook, taken from where Debenhams store is. John Collier shop was on the corner of Friary Street and High Street.

  4. David & Ann Bailey

    June 2, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    The first picture is the crossing by Debenhams at Millbrook, John Collier was on the corner of Friary Street.
    The second picture is the date on the town clock.

  5. Brian Holt

    June 3, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    1683, the date on the bottom of the Guilhall clock in the High Street.

  6. Sara Scott

    June 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

    We are looking along Millbrook towards the station, the Yvonne Arnaud behind us. John Colliers is now Wagamamas, Debenhams is on the left and the old Job Centre on the right.