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Where Is This? No.163

Published on: 3 Jun, 2015
Updated on: 3 Jun, 2015

By David Rose

Some of those who replied to last week’s mysteries correctly identified the village of Ripley and St Magdalen Church.

The clue I gave about cycles was that Ripley was once a popular destination for cyclists (in the days before motor vehicles), riding out from London for the day. It was known as ‘the Mecca for all good cyclists’ and the Anchor inn, not far from the church, was a favourite watering hole.

I think there is a window in the church that commemorates the cyclists.

The ‘quirky’ picture proved to be tough one – several suggestions, but it can actually be found at Mount Alvernia hospital in Harvey Road.

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

Can you name the street where this bus is and add details about the vehicle?

Can you name the street where this bus is and add details about the vehicle?

Back on the buses yet again this week for the mystery vintage picture. It is from the collection of Peter Trevaskis of the Aldershot & District Bus Interest Group. The photo was taken on Saturday, May 1, 1965. Not really a clue, just a fact!

I am sure readers will be able to identify the location and give some details of the buildings, while the transport enthusiasts will be able to add details about the bus itself.

Have you seen this feature in Guildford?

Have you seen this feature in Guildford?

The ‘quirky’ picture shows a chunk of carved woodwork on a building in the town centre and is another image snapped by Martin Giles. So where is this then?

If you know the answers 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.163

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    June 4, 2015 at 9:27 am

    1. Onslow Street now in the gyratory system.

    Manns car showroom on the left and part of the old Friary brewery buildings.

    2. Part of Clarke Gammon office in Quarry Street.

  2. John Lomas Reply

    June 4, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    The quirky picture is part of the doorway of Clarke, Gammon, Wellers at the corner of Quarry Street / Mill Lane, looking into St Mary’s churchyard.

    The bus is a 1958 Dennis Loline. Chassis No. 116Y1 body by East Lancs, I can’t remember what destination No 67 served, but I think the route travelled via Woodbridge Hill and I think the location is Onslow Street.

  3. Peter phillips Reply

    June 5, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Onslow Street and Bridge Street.

  4. Chris Townsend Reply

    June 6, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    The bus is on Onslow Street, approaching the junction with Bridge Street, with gates to the Friary Brewery visible, and on the right Friary offices, which used to face Bridge Street. The garage in the background formerly belonged to Aldershot & District, before being converted for use by Jackson’s in 1955.

    The quirky feature is – would you believe it? – a dragon post supporting the jetty on the first floor of 4 Quarry Street, on the corner of Mill Lane, with St Mary’s churchyard in the background. The listed building has 16th century origins.

  5. Doug and Bill Staniforth Reply

    June 9, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    The bus picture is Onslow Street, the Friary Meux logo is on the white gate.

    Our grandfather’s shop, D Taylor, which became Surrey Farmers (Tickled Ivory Piano Bar and of Bejam, later Iceland) was on the corner of Bedford Road next to Jackson’s Garage.

    The bus is an Aldershot & District Dennis, No. 67 which went to Wood Street Village and Frog Grove Lane via Woodbridge Hill.

    Gilesy’s photo is taken from Clark Gammon and Wellers in Quarry Street.

    Note the extra effort we have made this week when giving out prizes!

  6. Margaret Cole Reply

    June 9, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Looks like Aldershot & District’s bus along Onslow Street outside the Friary brewery office.

    The carved woodwork can be found at 4 Quarry Street, Clarke Gammon & Weller estate agents, previously The Lantern Restaurant. Super pasties could be bought here. It is opposite St Mary’s Church with the railings going down Mill Lane.

  7. Brian Holt Reply

    June 9, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    1. This bus is in Onslow Street, on the right is the Friary Meux brewery, and behind the bus Jackson’s garage.

    The bus, SOU 459, is a 1958 Dennis Loline Gardner 6LW engine, with a East Lancs body built to A&D’s own specification.

    Route 67 was to Wood Street (Frog Grove Lane).

    2. This door is in Quarry Street and is on the corner of Mill Lane, in the background is St Mary’s Churchyard.

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