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Where Is This? No.186

Published on: 26 Nov, 2015
Updated on: 26 Nov, 2015

By David Rose

Both of last week’s images had a healthcare connection.

The sign seen in the vintage photo was at the former Royal Surrey County Hospital when in was in Farnham Road.

The topiary can be found in front of the Cedar Centre that is close today’s Royal Surrey County Hospital near Park Barn.

Well done to all those who correctly identified the images and left replies. Many added extra details too – click here to see last week’s post.

Margaret Cole made the point that the subject matter is getting harder. She may have a point considering the hundreds of page views the column gets each week compared to the number of those who reply, who more often than not are, of course, correct.

It could be that many do recognise the images and the locations, but decide for whatever reason not to leave a reply.

So, on to this week’s – are these going to be a bit easier?

Do you recognise this village green?

Do you recognise this village green?

I don’t think we have featured this particular picture postcard view of a village green near Guildford. Do you recognise it?

What and where is this wooden structure?

What and where is this wooden structure?

Here’s the quirky picture, a zoomed in image of a wooden structure. any idea where and what it is?

I reckon we can expect some speedboat quips to go with that one!

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.

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Responses to Where Is This? No.186

  1. Kevin Blackburn Reply

    November 26, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    The top one is on the green at Worplesdon, opposite the White Lyon.

  2. Jan Messinger Reply

    November 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    The beautiful Perry Hill at Worplesdon. Looking at the Huguenot cottages.

  3. Alan Cooper Reply

    November 27, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Could that be Send village green as the thatched cottage looks familiar and just before Send Marsh Road?

  4. Michèle Lyon Reply

    November 27, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Picture 1: Could be Wood Street Village green?

    Picture 2: shows the town wharf with the riverside building beyond which is currently occupied by ACM but used to be a venue for senior citizens.

  5. Geoff Burch Reply

    November 27, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Dead easy – I live right opposite and some of my relatives have lived in these cottages on The Green, Worplesdon for most of my life.

    The track to the left is now called Coombe Lane leading to Merrist Wood but was called Bilselport Lane when the surrounding area was part of the estate of John Creuze Esq in 1792.

  6. Brian Holt Reply

    November 28, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Photo 1. Worplesdon village green, opposite the White Lyon pub and Thai Restaurant in Perry Hill.

    The road to the left of the tree is the back entrance to Merrist Wood College, this is the entrance used by coaches taking children there as the coach parking is that side by their sports field.

    Photo 2. The old treadwheel crane housed in the wooden shed on the Town Wharf.

  7. Chris Townsend Reply

    November 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    The green is at Perry Hill, Worplesdon.

    The wooden structure just north of the town bridge is the treadwheel crane, which used to be powered by men on the treadwheel to load and unload goods from barges at the Town Wharf.

    The crane belonged to the Wey Navigation, whose offices were off Friary Street before it was redeveloped.

    Then the crane was dismantled and moved a few yards to its present position.

  8. Bill and Doug Staniforth Reply

    December 2, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Picture 1 is probably Shalford village green.

    Picture 2 is the River Wey at Millbrook. This is just opposite the old Farnham road bus station.

    Is the editor ever going to give up on bus connections and involve other kinds of transport (possibly water based).

    [Ed: you know the saying about buses …. well, they’re all coming together and there are a lot of them!]

  9. Margaret Cole Reply

    December 2, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    The village green is Worplesdon.

    On the left shows the lane leading to Merrist Wood.

    There are three abuted cottages here and they could be the oldest buildings (1550s) in Surrey, with the roof areas showing smoked rafters.

    The unusual picture is of the tread mill crane, down by the riverside, next to which was the senior citizens’ meeting place, having been closed for 10 years or so and I believe still unused.

    Not too difficult this week!

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