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Where Is This? No.162

Published on: 27 May, 2015
Updated on: 27 May, 2015

By David Rose

A coach from the fleet of Yellow Bus Services was featured as last week’s mystery vintage picture. It was pictured outside the YBS garage in Worplesdon Road, Stoughton.

I was delighted that the responses included some extra details about the firm and the man who made the decorations for the coach, as it was an entry in Guildford’s carnival procession to mark the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953.

Click here to see last week’s post and all the replies with those details.

And the ‘quirky’ photo showed a feature on a building in the High Street that is currently occupied by Boots. Marks & Spencer was once there and before that a bank in an earlier building. More details in those replies.

A village not far from Guildford. Which one?

A village not far from Guildford. Which one?

For this week’s vintage photo we go out to the villages surrounding Guildford once again and a view that dates back to the early 1900s.

If you know your village churches you might easily identify the location. And note those cyclists too!

Where is this?

Where is this?

The ‘quirky’ photo was taken by Martin Giles. The design ‘impressed’ into the brickwork faces the road on a specific type of building in Guildford. You must have seen it? Where is it and what does the design represent?

If you know the answers to this week’s images 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.162

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    May 28, 2015 at 7:27 am

    1) Ripley

    2) The Roman Catholic Church

  2. Andrew Backhurst Reply

    May 29, 2015 at 11:55 am

    The old picture is of St Mary Magdalen Church in Ripley, a scene that appears visually to have changed very little from how it is now, other than you would be crackers to ride your bike down the middle of the road in 2015!

  3. David Raison Reply

    May 29, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Looks like Ripley church on what was the A3.

  4. Mrs A Coombes Reply

    May 29, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Is that the Roman Catholic church at Sutton Park near Guildford?

  5. Brian Holt Reply

    June 1, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    St Mary Magdalen Church, High Street Ripley.

    There has been a church in Ripley since the 12th century. It was built and originally run by monks of Newark Priory. Following the dissolution of the monasteries, Ripley church became part of the parish of Send, but became a separate parish in the late 18th century. The church has a Norman chancel dating to about 1160.

  6. Margaret Cole Reply

    June 2, 2015 at 11:29 am

    This is the road going into Ripley with St Mary’s Church on the right.

    The design impressed onto the wall can be found at Mount Alvernia Hospital in Harvey Road.

    It represents the Franciscan missionaries of the Divine Motherhood, so I was informed by my physiotherapist yesterday.

    Now owned by BTI, a South African organisation.

  7. Doug and Bill Staniforth Reply

    June 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    The village is Ripley and St Mary Magdalene church.

    The brickwork is possibly Guildford Cathedral representing the floorplan.

    It could, of course, be the plan of a dock for speedboats!

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