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Where Is This? No.11

Published on: 4 Jun, 2012
Updated on: 4 Jun, 2012

The date on the Guildhall clock is 1683.

By David Rose

No problems with you recognising the location of last week’s mystery photo and the mystery date.

See all the replies at the foot of “No. 10” – click here to view.

The vintage view looked from Millbrook towards the High Street and featured the entrance to Friary Street.

The date of 1683 is, of course, on the Guildhall clock.

This week’s vintage photo (see below) shows a passageway that once ran between High Street and North Street. Can you name it and perhaps add a few details?

Can you recall where this passageway was?

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?

Any idea upon which sign this wording appears? Something was rebuilt after it was destroyed in a storm in 1900.

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.11

  1. Bernard Parke

    June 4, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    1) The arcade was built in 1952 by W M Harveys Department store now House of Frazer.
    It was built time of austerity and thought to be somewhat of a gamble at that period

    2) Town Bridge: The original was destroyed during a flood when the timber from near by Moons Timber yard lodged under the bridge and when the water rose the Bridge collapsed.
    Part of the old bridge bullastrade can be seen in the high street as a hand rail.

  2. Ian Plowman

    June 5, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    The passage way is the court yard of the Angel Hotel

    The date is on The Town Bridge



  3. brian holt

    June 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    This is Jeffries Passage taken from the North Street end and look
    ing towards the High Street
    It is named after Henry Jeffries who had a Pharmacy at the High Street end.
    In 1988 it was given the Guildford Heritage Award.

    The date 5th February 1902 is when the new town bridge opened. To replace the one damaged by floods
    in 1900.
    The date is on the bridge at the far end on the right by the car park.

  4. David & Ann bailey

    June 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    The first photo is Harveys arcade which was incorporated into William Harveys Department Store
    Second photo is the date on the town bridge.

  5. Debra Stroud

    June 11, 2012 at 8:00 am

    This is the Harvey’s department store side passage/arcade that ran from the High street down to North Street. I remember that in 1966-7 Harvey’s opened a very swish shop selling chocolates at the high street end of the arcade.