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Where Is This? No.199

Published on: 3 Mar, 2016
Updated on: 3 Mar, 2016

By David Rose

Shalford was the location of last week’s mystery vintage picture that showed Warns garage in its early days back at the start of the 20th century.

The family run motor business continued for many years, later moving to premises on the other side of Shalford Common, off the Horsham Road.

The White Hart pub sign featured as the quirky picture is the one at Pirbright. And as some readers noted, the name was changed several years ago to the Moorhen by the pub company that owned it.

There followed a barrage of complaints. The locals then put up a sign on the green directly opposite the pub saying ‘White Hart Corner’.

Perhaps it did the trick, as it wasn’t long before it became the White Hart again and the moorhen hasn’t been seen since!

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

Where is this hall? Click on the picture to enlarge in a new window.

Where is this hall? Click on the picture to enlarge in a new window.

This week’s vintage photo is a picture postcard view from about the 1930s and shows a hall. It’s just on the outskirts of Guildford, do you recognise it?

They've moved! Where were they and where are they now? Clock on picture to enlarge in a new window.

They’ve moved! Where were they and where are they now? Click on the picture to enlarge in a new window.

The quirky picture is a feature that now has a new home (or a wall on to which it is fixed).

For the speedboat prize hopefuls, there are two points up for grabs if you can name where this bit of artwoek is now and also where it once was. Keep collecting the points and who knows, one day you might have enough to exchange them for the boat of your dreams. Green Sheild Stamps can also be traded in as part of this far-off prize!

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.199

  1. Teresa Bass Reply

    March 3, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Merrow Village Hall and Waitrose Guildford!

    The figures used to be used to be on the side of the youth centre building.

  2. Mary Bedforth Reply

    March 3, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Merrow Village Hall.

    Does anyone know who the architect was? It looks like one of Voysey’s. I believe it was built in 1909.

    Guildford School of Acting now at the Uni?

  3. Dave Middleton Reply

    March 3, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    The village hall is Merrow Village Hall on the Epsom Road.

    The jumping figures are on the wall of the new Beverley Hall on Hayden Place.

    I’m probably wrong, but I seem to remember them being on the wall of the old Civic Hall, or were they on the Bellerby Theatre building?

  4. John Lomas Reply

    March 4, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Merrow Village Hall which appears to have a much more open aspect these days.
    The figures were in Haydon Place on the Youth Centre, though I can’t recognise their present location.

  5. Jackie Kay Reply

    March 5, 2016 at 7:10 pm

    Is it Merrow Village hall?

  6. Chris Townsend Reply

    March 7, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    That’s Merrow Village Hall, just off the Epsom Road.

    From Kelly’s Directory of Surrey, 1930, the hall “built in 1909 and since enlarged, was presented to the village by F. Baring-Gould esq. and his sisters. The building contains a hall used for concerts, &c. and reading and billiard rooms, together with residence for the caretaker.”

    Francis Baring-Gould, formerly a director of the De Beers Diamond Mining Company, lived at Merrow Grange at that time.

    The quirky figures have moved along Haydon Place from a wall on the old Youth & Community Centre to the extended Beverley Hall nearby.

  7. Brian Holt Reply

    March 7, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    Merrow Village Hall, Epsom Road, built in 1909, now used by a social club, and for private hire.

    The dancing figures were on the wall of the now demolish Youth and Community centre in Haydon Place, and have move to Beverley Hall Community Hall, Haydon Place. They are on the back wall which is in the Waitrose car park.

  8. Bill and Doug Staniforth Reply

    March 8, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    We think it’s Merrow Village Hall.

    The artwork is at the back of Beverley Hall in Haydon Place, previously it was on either the Bellerby Theatre or Guildford School of Dance near where Keith Moon’s Timber Yard once was.

    Do you accept S & H Pink stamps and Luncheon Vouchers?

    [Ed: why not, do you have some?]

  9. Margaret Cole Reply

    March 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    This old picture is of Merrow Village Hall, not changed much over the years.

    These six dancing figures were once on the Youth Centre, Leapale Lane and are now on a new building further down Haydon Place I think, not too sure. Today one could get lost down there.

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