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Where Is This? No.158

Published on: 30 Apr, 2015
Updated on: 30 Apr, 2015

By David Rose

The junction of Chertsey Street and North Street was the view seen in last week’s vintage photo, with a number of correct replies.

The coat of arms seen in the quirky picture can be found on the front of Abbot’s Hospital in the High Street. Well done to all those who replied and were correct and for the extra comments – particularly Chris Townsend.

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

Which road is this?

Which road is this?

We move straight on to this next pair of images and the vintage one dates to about the 1910s and shows a residential road near the town centre. It’s from a picture postcard but I had to crop it on the left to remove the name of the road printed on the card. Not a lot has changed on the side of the road in view, but the other side (not in view) had large building put there is about 1962 and a replacement not so long ago. That should be a decent clue! Do you know which road this is then?

Do you know where these steps are?

Do you know where these steps are?

The quirky picture really is a bit like that this week – some steps at a strange angle. Yes they really are like that, not trick photography. Can you say where they 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.158

  1. Sue Warner Reply

    April 30, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    The second picture – these are the steps from Wey House (Standard Life Building?) into the underpass on the Guildford one way system.

  2. Bernard Parke Reply

    April 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    1. The street which is now opposite G Live.

    2. Steps at the underpass in Bridge Street.

  3. Chris Townsend Reply

    May 2, 2015 at 11:46 am

    The postcard view is of houses in Dene Road opposite the site of G Live.

    The steps lead down from near the YMCA building on Bridge Street to the subway under the junction with Park Street and Farnham Road.

  4. David Bennett Reply

    May 3, 2015 at 12:03 am

    I believe the vintage photo to be of Dene Road, taken from the London Road end. The large buildings referred to would be the Civic Hall and more recent G Live.

    The second photo is of the subway near the Farnham Road traffic lights.

  5. Carol Norris Reply

    May 3, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Picture 1 : York Road
    Picture 2 : possibly outside G Live

  6. Doug and Bill Staniforth Reply

    May 5, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    It’s Dene Road (we wondered what was on the site previous to the Civic Hall?).

    The steps are in Bridge Street.

    Word has it that G Live is presenting a stage show of “Bullseye the Musical on Ice”, can the Ed confirm?

    This is amazing. How do you find the time to wonder about anything other than speedboats? Ed

  7. Brian Holt Reply

    May 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    1 I think it may be Dene Road taken from the junction of London Road, it’s behind the GLive building.

    2 The underpass at the top of Bridge Street, going from the YMCA building to the railway station side.

  8. Margaret Cole Reply

    May 6, 2015 at 7:35 am

    The Victorian houses can be found in Dene Road facing G Live, off London Road, once grand family homes, but now mainly bedsits.

    The quirky steps picture maybe the old underpass from High Street to Debenhams, but doubtful as you write like they are still there, perhaps trying to confuse us all.

  9. Linda Jackson Reply

    May 6, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    1. This looks like Dene Road, the Civic Hall was opposite which was replaced by G Live.

    2. The underpass by the YMCA building.

  10. Brian Holt Reply

    May 6, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    The house The Firs in London Road, was where the Civic Hall was built, was our doctors’ surgery. T

    here Was Dr Millligan (snr), Dr Hugo, and Dr Willis, they then moved to 2 West Road, and then to Merrow Park Surgery, Kingfisher Drive, Merrow.

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