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Where Is This No.15?

Published on: 2 Jul, 2012
Updated on: 2 Jul, 2012

The signboard in front of the Royal Grammar School showing the date of the founding of the school – 1509.

Only Jon Plowman correctly identified both of last week’s mystery images. Ray Springer was close enough with regard to the photo of the cottage. It is beside the A25, at the foot of Newlands Corner, but closer to the path that leads to the Silent Pool.

The mystery date photo was a tough one, but it is on the signboard in front of the ‘new’ building of the Royal Grammar School in the upper High Street.

The date 1509 is when Londoner Robert Beckingham died and left provision in his will to ‘make a free scole at the Towne of Guldford’. In 1512 a governing body was set up to form the school.

Click here to see last week’s post and the replies at the foot of it.

Can you name the dominant building in the centre of this aerial view and perhaps some other features as well?

Here we go this week…. Any idea what the large building was seen in the centre of this aerial photo taken over Guildford. I reckon it dates to the early 1960s. There are also some other features in the photo that have now long gone. perhaps you can name some of those as well?

Do you know where this mystery date appears?

The mystery date appears either on a sign, plaque or structure in Guildford town centre. As a clue, it is in the High Street, but not at the front of what you would normally be looking at. The photo was taken by Richard Bailey.

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.15?

  1. A Oliver

    July 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Guildford power station, Woodbridge Road in the centre and Guildford City football ground to it’s left.

  2. Bernard Parke

    July 2, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    1) The Electricity works in Woodbridge Road.
    The Guildford City Football ground can be seem and the row of houses in Ladymead which is now the retail park.

    Stloke Park Masion can just be seenat the top of the picture.

    2) The date is on the George Abbot Statue.

  3. Ray Springer

    July 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    We think it is the old CEGB works in Woodbridge Road. The railway lines at the bottom right hand corner seem to be the Cobham line going off to the right and the main London line along the bottom. Recognisable are the Technical College and Stoke church at the top of the picture, and the Guildford City football ground at Josephs Road to the left of the picture

  4. david & ann bailey

    July 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    The large building in the picture is the Electricity works in Woodbridge Road you can also see the recreation gound, the football ground, Technical college,the Lido and Stoke Park Mansion.

  5. Chris Townsend

    July 5, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    The clues here are the three railway lines. This photo appears to have been taken from the Cathedral area, looking across Woodbridge Meadows and the river towards Woodbridge Road in the centre, left to right, with its poplar trees. The dominant building, opposite Stocton Road, is the Electricity Generating Station.

    Guildford City Football Ground was beyond (left) and the Rec. (on Rec. Road,to its right) is the large open space. At the top are the tower of Stoke Church, with the Lido beyond it, and the buildings of the Tech.

  6. Tony Bullen

    July 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    The tall building I think is the former Guildford Electricity Power Station. To the left is the Guildford City Football Ground. To the right is The Stoke Recreation Ground where nearby I believe Ronnie Rooke lived. (the famous Arsenal centre forward).In the background is I think Stoke Parish Church and the Technical College.Behind this Church appears to be the Lido.
    I have to say the photo looks as though it could have been taken from the Tower of Guildford Cathedral??