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Where Is This? No.192

Published on: 13 Jan, 2016
Updated on: 13 Jan, 2016

By David Rose

Plenty of responses to last week’s images – with lots of correct replies. The vintage picture being the newsagents that was in Stoke Road near Stoke Fields.

While the round window in the quirky picture can be found on the former fire station building in North Street, now public loos.

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

Thanks to all who replied. And in answer to the Staniforth brothers who noted that ‘top shelf’ literature was stocked there, I do remember that the owner was caught selling ‘mucky mags’. If my memory serves me right, it closed for a while and then re-opened. Can anyone confirm this?

The said brothers, who own Pedal Pushers bike shop in Stoke Road, also asked for a round window this week. I can’t give you one this time around as I haven’t found a suitable one yet, but I’ll keep a look out, and for an arched one as well!

I liked Norman Hamshere’s comment about him being a paper boy for the said newsagents and that his delivery included the Daily Mirror to the Rose family in Flacon Road. In case any readers wonder who they were, they were my grandparents, George and Eva Rose, who lived at number 7, and now demolished.

When it and a number of other houses were being pulled down in about the early 1970s my dad went to have a look. I remember him telling me how he wished he had brought back a brick from the old house for a keepsake. I too wish he had as well, as it would have gone nicely with my assorted collection of bricks – see I don’t just collect vintage bottles and related old advertising!

So on to this week’s and seeing how everyone seems to like the images by the late Dave Salmon, here is another taken by him and now in the Geoff Burch collection (c).

Which road is this in Guildford, not too far from the town centre? Click on image to enlarge in a new window.

Which road is this in Guildford, not too far from the town centre? Click on image to enlarge in a new window.

It was taken during the Queen’s silver jubilee celebrations in 1977. It’s a road not too far from the town centre. Do you recognise it?

In which village can this wine press be found? Click on image to enlarge in a new window.

In which village can this wine press be found? Click on image to enlarge in a new window.

And here’s this week’s quirky picture that I took this week while on my travels. As a clue, it is in a village a few miles to the south of Guildford. It’s an old wine press from another country. Do you know why it has ended up here?

If you know the answers please leave a reply in the box below. Replies will be published at about the same time next week with two more mystery pictures for you to ponder.

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Responses to Where Is This? No.192

  1. Dave Middleton Reply

    January 14, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    The silver jubilee street party scene is George Road, off Artillery Road, at Guildford, looking east.

    A lovely part of the town, with some fine brick terraces of houses.

    The wine press is in Bramley, on Old Rectory Close, close to Bramley Library.

    It was presented to the village by Bramley’s twinned German town, Rhens am Rhein, on 14th May 1989 and was constructed largely from old timbers, one of which is dated 1867.

  2. Judy Oliver Reply

    January 14, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    This is George Road in Guildford

  3. Brian Holt Reply

    January 14, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    I did leave a reply to No. 191, but don’t know what has happen to it.

    The newsagents in Stoke Road as featured in the vintage oicture was raided by the police and stock was removed, which included pornographic magazines.

    The shop was immediately close for a while, I am sure he was prosecuted, and it was reported in the Surrey Advertiser at the time.

  4. Shirley West Reply

    January 15, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    This is George Road where I lived in for 28 years.

    It was called the most friendly Road in Guildford.

    We held the best street parties and we all looked after each other.

    Great times, great years.

  5. Colin Reardon Reply

    January 17, 2016 at 11:48 am

    The street party is in George Road.

    The wine press is in Bramley and was presented to the village by Bramley’s twinned German town Rhens am Rhein in 1989.

  6. Andrew Eacott Reply

    January 18, 2016 at 8:14 am

    George Road !

  7. Chris Townsend Reply

    January 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    The 1977 photo is of George Road, looking towards the junction with Artillery Terrace, with the backs of the houses in Stoke Grove visible in the centre.

    The old wine press is at Rhens Place, off Bramley High Street.

    The plaque to the right dated 1993 has the names of Rhens (Germany) and Bramley, which were twinned in 1986.

    To the left appear to be coats of arms, and the date 1987.

    A bench dated 2011 in front of the press also commemorates the twinning.

  8. Bill and Doug Staniforth Reply

    January 19, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    George Road, we wonder if the West family is in the picture?

    If the bunting is available perhaps it could be used in the speedboat prize-giving ceremony?

    The wine press is in Bramley, it was a gift from it’s twin town Rhens.

    PS: Bramley gave Rhens a red phone box in return.

    [Ed: If the good people of Rhens have wine presses to give away, perhaps they have speed boats too!]

  9. Margaret Cole Reply

    January 20, 2016 at 9:24 am

    The street party scene not too sure, but I am going for Drummond Road with a wide angled lens, failing that Artillery Road or one of those roads off Woodbridge Road.

    The Rhems winepress is situated in Old Rectory Close Bramley by the Library.

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