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Where Is This? No.185

Published on: 19 Nov, 2015
Updated on: 19 Nov, 2015

By David Rose

No problems with those responding to last week’s mystery vintage picture as it showing the early stages of the construction of the first multi-storey car park in Sydenham Road.

And going on the replies to the quirky picture, it marks the boundaries of the parishes of Holy Trinity and St Mary’s and can be found in Castle Street near the Keep pub.

John Lomas suggested that the letters MHF may refer to the third Diocesan Bishop of Guildford who was Henry Colville Montgomery Cambell (1949-1956).

John wrote: “According to Wiki he was known as Montgomery Campbell. Maybe the MHC brick was incorrectly lettered but signifies who was bishop at the time of the resetting of the boundary markers.

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

At which Guildford hospital was this sign?

At which Guildford hospital was this sign?

On to this week’s and the vintage picture is another supplied by Ade Morley. A Guildford hospital entrance, probably pictured some time in the 1960s, but which one?

Do you know where this is?

Do you know where this is?

This week’s quirky picture was taken by Frank Phillipson. It shows some interesting topiary in front of a firm’s premises. Do you know where it is?

If you know the answers to this week’s mysteries and can perhaps add some extra facts, please leave a reply in the box below. They will be published at about the same time next week along with two more mystery images.

As a reminder, did you have a look at the first of a new column called Were You There? It features some images of a Guildford carnival procession.  A couple of replies already, but if anyone can add any further details, that would be much appreciated.



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Responses to Where Is This? No.185

  1. Les Knight Reply

    November 19, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Photo 185 I would think the old Royal Surrey Farnham Road.

  2. Bill Antliff Reply

    November 21, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    The Cedar Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

  3. Brian Holt Reply

    November 22, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    (1) The entrance to the old Royal Surrey County Hospital, Farnham Road.
    (2) Cedar Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital. The centre was design by architect Nicholas Grimshaw, and was set up to provide clinical care for patients with diabetes. The unit was opened in 2005 by Prince Andrew.

  4. Alan Cooper Reply

    November 23, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I believe that this might well be the old Surrey County Hospital, in Farnham Road, prior to the building of the new Royal Surrey.

  5. Bill and Doug Staniforth Reply

    November 24, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    The hospital sign is on the Farnham Road.

    The quirky photo is of the Cedar Centre, Stirling Road, part of the Nuffield Hospital. Cedar wood is a popular choice for aquatic purposes including old speedboats.

  6. Margaret Cole Reply

    November 24, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    I think the hospital exit sign came from the Farnham Road Hospital.

    The second picture is the Cedar Centre, Stirling Road, Royal Surrey County Hospital and found at the lower end of the main car park. It deals with endocrinology, its main research being diabetes, and a place of excellence I gather.

    These pictures are getting harder! We’re only a bunch of amateurs.

  7. Chris Townsend Reply

    November 24, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    The vintage picture is of an exit from the first Royal Surrey County Hospital on Farnham Road.

    Shrek and friends, Puss in Boots and Humpty Alexander Dumpty are outside the Cedar Centre of the present Royal Surrey County Hospital.

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