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Where Is This? No.130

Published on: 9 Oct, 2014
Updated on: 9 Oct, 2014

By David Rose

Many recognised Gammons store in North Street on the corner with Market Street as last week’s mystery vintage photo.

The porthole window can be found at Friary Court at the foot of the High Street – viewed from the pedestrain crossing in Millbrook, near the Town Bridge.

Many recalled Gammons store and the overhead cash transfer system – that must have been a delight to have watched in oepration.

Lots of replies recalled that, some interesting additional details too, so click here to see last week’s post and the replies at the foot of it.

Do you know where this is?

Do you know where this is?

This week’s mystery is a lock on the River Wey Navigation near Guildford. Do you know which one? It’s near to where Sir Richard Weston of Sutton Place created his ‘running river’ and pound lock experiment before the navigation was dug in the 17th century.

And where is this?

And where is this?

The quirky picture shows a door and windows of a reasonably well known place of history in Guildford.

If you know the answers to this week’s and can perhaps add some extra facts, please leave a reply in the box below. They will be published at about this time next week along with two more mystery images.

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Responses to Where Is This? No.130

  1. Chaz Folkes Reply

    October 9, 2014 at 8:27 am

    The black and white photograph is Stoke Lock, looking from the side of the river where the nature reserve is sited.

    The quirky photograph shows the front door of the Guildford Museum on Quarry Street.

  2. John Lomas Reply

    October 9, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Judging by the similarities in modern pictures I think this is Stoke Lock.
    Nice to see that the modern footbridge over the weir stream echoes the old bridge shown at the left of the photo.

  3. Margaret Cole Reply

    October 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I believe this is Triggs Lock at Sutton Green. This is where Sir Richard Weston came upon his idea of flooding grass fields in frosty weather which speeded up the growth to get a larger crop of grass for feeds the following spring and no doubt making money.

    The old studded door has to be the entrance to Guildford Museum in Quarry Street. I passed it everyday going home on the bus and the bus shelter was to the right. It’s unimaginable to think of the two-way traffic along there. a very busy road.

  4. ray springer Reply

    October 12, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Triggs lock on the River Wey at Send
    The Guildford Museum in Quarry Street

  5. Brian Holt Reply

    October 12, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    (1) Oops, this photo was used as Where is This? No. 12 on June 12, 2012, and is the lock keeper’s cottage at Stoke.
    (2) Guildford Musuem Quarry Street. It’s a door to the left of the main entrance which I think is not used.
    Does anyone remember Morris the clock shop which was next to this door. Mrs Morris was a teacher at Holy Trinity School, Pewley Hill.

  6. Doug and Bill Reply

    October 14, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Picture 1 is probably Bower’s lock near Sutton Place north of Guildford.

    Picture 2 is Guildford Museum in Quarry Street.

  7. Chris Townsend Reply

    October 14, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    The mystery picture is of Stoke Lock – a picturesque scene – in contrast to the present Slyfield sewage works close by. (Anything lost down the drain was said to have gone “down Stoke” – irretrievable.) From

    I find that the lock is the earliest pound lock in Surrey, and the lock-keeper’s cottage was built in 1882, replacing an earlier one.

    The door belongs to the Museum in Quarry Street, not the main entrance, but the door to the left of it.

  8. Malcolm Fincham Reply

    October 14, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    The first photo is most certainly in an area I visit most days on my birdwatching ventures … Stoke Lock ? Getting a feeling of Deja vu . Have we not had this one before or did I just dream it

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