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Where Is This? No.12

Published on: 11 Jun, 2012
Updated on: 11 Jun, 2012

By David Rose

The mystery picture last time threw a few of those who replied. It did not show Jeffries Passage nor the Angel Gate, but the arcade that one ran from High Street to North Street through Harvey department store, now House of Fraser.

In the photo, on the right-hand side, you can just see the name ‘Harveys’.

Full view of the plaque on the Town Bridge that was the subject of last week's mystery date.

The mystery date appears on the plaque on the Town Bridge that commemorates its re-building and re-opening in 1902. Well done to all those who correctly identified that one.

As a side note, the A. F. Asher who opened the bridge was Alexander Forsythe Asher, who was the proprietor of the Surrey Advertiser at the time. He, and a business partner, Angus Fraser Walbrook, bought the newspaper in 1867 from its founder Joseph Whittaker Barfoot.

Asher died on Boxing Day 1916, but his family continued to own and run the newspaper until 1937.

Click here to see Where Is This? No11 and the comments of all those who replied.

This week’s mystery picture (above) shows a scene on the River Wey Navigation. Do you know the location?

Have a go at name the mystery date (see below) which appears on either a sign, notice or perhaps a structure and photographed by Richard Bailey. It’s somewhere in the town centre.

This date can seen seen somewhere in Guildford town centre.

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.12

  1. Bernard Parke

    June 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

    1)Between Guildford and Shalford.

    2) Upper High Street shops designed by Brownrigg and Turner,

    On the far end is a plinth that Johnn Brownrigg hoped that someone would sponsor a work of art.

    There where no takers.

    The Borough viewed this as a temporay measure.

  2. Malcolm Fincham

    June 12, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I ought to know the answer to the top picture, especially as I pass by it most days on my bird watching adventures. It is most certainly Stoke Lock taken from the north side of the canal.