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Where Is This? No. 203

Published on: 31 Mar, 2016
Updated on: 31 Mar, 2016

By David Rose

Readers who replied to last week’s images were spot on. The bus was in the Onslow Street bus station at the same time that the building that became the Midland Bank was being built, now Jamie’s Italian Restaurant. I thought the wind vane might be tricky, but it was recognised. It’s at Farnham Road Hospital.

Click here to see last week’s post and all the replies at the foot of it with some interesting and amusing comments!

Straight on to this week’s mysteries.

Where is thir street view. Click to enlarge in a new window.

Where is this street view. Click to enlarge in a new window.

The vintage pictures dates from the early 1900s and shows a quiet street scene on the outskirts of Guildford. The traffic is much busier here today! Shouldn’t be too difficult to name.

Where can this sign be found?

Where can this sign be found? Click to enlrage in a new window.

The quirky picture may be a bit hard. I noticed this sign for the first time last week as I left a building that has recently been refurbished with new occupants and has been featured here before. As a big clue, it’s not far from Guildford’s Waitrose store.

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. 203

  1. Julia McShane Reply

    March 31, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Is the quiet street scene the Worplesdon Road?

  2. Bernard Parke Reply

    March 31, 2016 at 6:58 am

    1) I think we have had this one before? The Worplesdon Road. Just below this picture was a small stream which was said to be the boundary between Stoughton and the rest of the town.

    2) This building is in the roadway which leads on to the Bars and on to Chertsey Street.

  3. Norman Hamshere Reply

    March 31, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Stoughton Terrace, birthplace of my mother and now part of Worplesdon Road. Entrance to Percy Road by the street lamp. And the young lass on the pavement, I wonder…..

    • Lesley Mann Reply

      December 12, 2017 at 12:22 pm

      May I ask Norman Hamshere or anyone else, if they have information about my husband’s great, great-grandparents, James and Elizabeth Mann, who lived at 39 Stoughton Terrace in 1915, and his great-grandparents Annie and Ernest Mann who lived at number 32. Is the photo of what was Stoughton Terrace and is now Worplesdon? I would love to know. Thank you.

  4. Dave Middleton Reply

    March 31, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    The street scene is the lower part of the Worplesdon Road, looking north, from roughly the junction with Tenniel Close.

    I seem to recall from a local history book, written by none other than our Mr Rose, that this section of road was sometime called Stoughton High Street.

    The plaque on the wall is on Toni’s unisex hairdresser on Hayden Place, opposite Beverley Hall.

  5. Chris Carroll Reply

    March 31, 2016 at 5:02 pm

    Worplesdon Road first picture, second one is Toni’s hairdressers in Hayden Place.

  6. Angela Gunning Reply

    March 31, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    The hairdresser’s is opposite Waitrose and the road with the girls standing is Worplesdon Road looking north.

  7. John Lomas Reply

    March 31, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Worplesdon Road looking approx north north-west from the entrance to Tennel Close.

    On the last map to show the allotments (left-hand side) is 1920 the next map 1934 shows houses there.

    The 1896 map shows it as a farmers field and 1915 shows allotments.

    I think the picture shows allotments rather than just a field.

    The hairdressing salon is on Haydon Place opposite the Beverley Hall.

  8. Jan Messinger Reply

    March 31, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Is this the Worplesdon Road? Top of photo would be traffic lights by Emmanuel church Stoughton.

  9. Steve Chudley Reply

    March 31, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Worplesdon Road – Stoughton High Street

  10. Steve Chudley Reply

    March 31, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Above Toni’s hairdressers in Haydon Place

  11. Charles Graham Reply

    March 31, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    This is Worplesdon Road, once named as Stoughton High Street!

  12. Colin Reardon Reply

    April 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    The road looks like the Worplesdon Road heading up towards the Royal Hotel and Barrack Road.

    Don’t know where the second photo is.

  13. Rob Searle Reply

    April 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    I reckon the street scene is Worplesdon Road, Stoughton, before houses were built on the left hand side. What looks like the barracks tower can just be discerned in the top of the photo.

  14. Bill and Doug Staniforth Reply

    April 5, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Worplesdon Road. The sign is on Toni’s in Haydon Place (long serving staff member Keith has a boat, which is one more than we own). One more than you will ever own. Ed

  15. Brian Holt Reply

    April 5, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    When this photo was taken in early 1900, this road was known as Stoughton High Street. Now the Worplesdon Road.

    I remember in 1952 the first shop on the right on the corner of Percy Road, was a off licence, now been altered to a house. Further up the road on the corner of Baden Road, was Ted Lyons’ cycle shop who sold and repaired them.

    Then there was the Yellow Bus Garage, and the taller building the Royal Hotel. On the left it looks like the first houses at bottom of Shepherds Hill, but they were not built until 1919, that area was allotments and fields.

    This sign is above Toni unisex hairdressers shop, opposite Beverly centre, Haydon Place.

  16. Margaret Cole Reply

    April 6, 2016 at 11:41 am

    This is Worplesdon Road once known as Stoughton High Street with lots of small shops on the end of roads up to Barrack Road, the opposite side is yet to be built on. All this can be found in David Rose & Martin Giles’s book Stoughton – A Walk Through Time. (Thanks. The 50p is in the post. Ed)

    The next picture with the white gabled building is Toni’s Hairdressers. Don’t know who was there before him. This is No.68 Haydon Place. I think it was once Stoke Fields.

    Have you run out of these remote pictures yet they’re getting harder and harder?

  17. Chris Townsend Reply

    April 6, 2016 at 4:17 pm

    The vintage picture shows Worplesdon Road at Stoughton.

    The building top left is Emmanuel Church, built in 1902.

    The shop on the corner of Percy Road has gone, the allotments on the left have long been built over, but the terraced houses look much the same.

    The quirky sign is above Toni’s Hair Salon at 68 Haydon Place, opposite Beverley Hall.

    From street directories, it appears that around 1930 a Harry Roger Puttock was a hairdresser at 39 Stoke Fields, which I understand was how Toni’s address used to be described, just north of the junction of North Place (as that part of Haydon Place was then called) and Stoke Fields.

    By the 1950s, Harry’s son Eric (1911-2005) was a hairdresser there. No doubt there are Dragon readers who remember him.

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