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Where Is This? No.155

Published on: 9 Apr, 2015
Updated on: 9 Apr, 2015

By David Rose

The aerial photograph that was last week’s vintage picture showed the junction of Woodbridge Road and the then bypass in September 1968. Seen in the image was the Aldershot & District bus garage and the the Morris Depot car showroom.

A number of readers correctly identified the location, some adding their memories of the floods, seen when the picture was taken.

The quirky picture showed a part of what is now The Willows and the St Francis Centre in Southway, formerly Westborough School.

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

Moving straight on to this week’s images…

Which village is this?

Which village is this?

The vintage photo is a picture postcard views from the 1900s and shows a village scene to the east of Guildford. It’s a fairly busy road now. Do you know where this is?

Where can this piece of public art be found?

Where can this piece of public art be found?

The quirky photo shows a piece of public art in the town centre and not far from the river. The stars may signify something to do with its surroundings. Have you seen this and can you say where it can be found?

If you know the answers please leave a reply in the box below. All replies will be posted at about the same time next week, along with a new post with the answers to this week’s photos and the next pair of images.


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Responses to Where Is This? No.155

  1. John Lomas Reply

    April 9, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I think the old photo is of Station Road Gomshall, with the railway bridge behind the photographer, the central light coloured building would then be the old post office.
    This of course the A25 Guildford to Maidstone, via Dorking, road.

    The quirky picture is taken outside the new Odeon, the blue railings are the steps down from the footbridge over the river.

  2. Ray Springer Reply

    April 11, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    I have no idea as to where this village is, but a complete guess is Wonersh.

    The quirky picture is the square in front of the Odeon cinema in Bedford Road. The staircase in the picture is going up to the bridge over the river to Walnut Tree Close and the railway station.

  3. Brian Holt Reply

    April 13, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    1. This is a picture of The Street, West Clandon. The third building from the left is the Bulls Head pub.

    2. The piece of public art is by the Odeon cinema in Bedford Road.

  4. Chris Townsend Reply

    April 14, 2015 at 7:58 am

    The postcard view reminds me of Gomshall, on the A25 looking towards Shere, but I’m not at all sure.

    The sculpture is Rising Stars, by Steve Geliot, near the Odeon cinema.

  5. Margaret Cole Reply

    April 14, 2015 at 10:10 am

    This is The Street, West Clandon with the Bull’s Head pub on the left in the distance. Opposite is the start of Ashley Park now a nursing home.

    The second picture was more difficult, but I found it! It’s near the Walnut Tree Close footbridge leading to the Odeon cinema, Bedford Road. The wooden sculpture stands in the courtyard.

  6. Doug and Bill Staniforth Reply

    April 14, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    The village is The Street, West Clandon.

    The sculpture is at the end of Bedford Road outside the Costa Coffee shop, the one with the cinema inside, we think the sculpture represents man’s quest for stardom and glory in the ever competitive world of speed-boating.

    By the way, we accept Airmiles and the new “Seamiles”.

    By the way, we don’t – and we think that the statue represents the pointless staring at the stars and dreaming of speedboats – when you could be fixing bikes. Ed

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