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Where Is This? No.243

Published on: 20 Jan, 2017
Updated on: 20 Jan, 2017

By David Rose

Perhaps the clues I gave made it easier for readers to identify last week’s images, or maybe those who replied recognised the locations from expert knowledge of the area?

The vintage picture showing a bridge looks down today’s B2234, with New Inn Lane going off on the left and Merrow Lane straight ahead.

The signpost and Pratts Stores is in the village of Albury.

Click here to see last week’s post and all the replies.

Moving straight on to this week’s pair….

Do you recognise this view?

We can see the entrance to builders and decorator Stanley Ellis Ltd’s premises. I guess the picture dates to about the 1960s or perhaps a little later. The white building with its two windows on the left is much the same, but there is a lot of change here.

You can also just glimpse part of a building on the right on the corner of the road from which the photographer was standing. That’s gone too.

It’s very close to Guildford town centre. Any ideas?

Do you know where this is?

This week’s quirky picture is a date sign on a building, again in the town centre, and an establishment that had a major revamp at about that date. Any more clues and it might be obvious. Do you recognise it?

If you know the answers to this week’s mysteries, please leave a reply in the box below – and include extra details if you have them.

They will be published along with two more mystery images in about a week’s time. Good luck.

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Responses to Where Is This? No.243

  1. John Lomas Reply

    January 20, 2017 at 8:42 am

    1996 is above the entrance to Angel Gate from North Street.

    House of Fraser is just sneaking in to the picture at the top left.

  2. Liv Pattullo Reply

    January 20, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Martyr Road, going on to Chertsey Street.

  3. Jennie Antliff Reply

    January 20, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I think first picture shows Chertsey Street, with the photographer standing in Martyr Road.

  4. Dave Middleton Reply

    January 20, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    The street scene is Chertsey Street, viewed from just inside Martyr Road.

    The building occupied by Stanley Ellis Ltd is long gone, as is the house with the white door that the gentleman is standing outside.

    I believe that the building that replaced it was an office building, which has recently been re-purposed and converted into flats, now called Chertsey Court.

    Also visible, just on the extreme right of the picture, on the corner of Martyr Road, is a small shop, which has also now gone.

    The date plate in the quirky picture stands over the gated service entrance to House of Fraser on North Street.

  5. Angela Gunning Reply

    January 20, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    The end of Martyr Road, looking towards Chertsey Street.

  6. Mike Dillon Reply

    January 20, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    It is in Chertsey Street at the top of Martyr Road

  7. Rod Bennett Reply

    January 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    The view is from Martyr Road looking to Chertsey Street.

    The white building to the left has changed very little. The building behind the man on the pavement and that of Stanley Ellis Ltd is now Chertsey Court a block of residential apartments.

  8. Mike Williams Reply

    January 20, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Picture one and the white building on the left seems to suggest Chertsey Street from Martyr Road, and the 1996 photo is a guess at part of House of Fraser?

  9. Jo Tollow Reply

    January 20, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    The first picture is Chertsey Street from the end of Martyr Road and the second is House of Fraser.

  10. David Harmer Reply

    January 21, 2017 at 9:19 am

    Junction of Martyr Road and Chertsey Street

  11. Chris Townsend Reply

    January 21, 2017 at 11:50 am

    The vintage picture is a view from Martyr Road looking towards Chertsey Street, with the antique shop on the right-hand corner, next to Ivy Place. It was featured in Where is This? No.104 (oops!)

    The date is above the North Street end of the House of Fraser store.

  12. Dominic Moloney Reply

    January 21, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    First one is I think a view of Chertsey Street as seen from Martyr Road.

    The second one has me stumped!

  13. Carol Norris Reply

    January 21, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Picture 1 : Looking towards Chertsey Street.

  14. Mo Legg Reply

    January 21, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    A picture taken from the pavement of Martyr Road looking towards Chertsey Street.

    I suspect the gentleman waiting on the opposite pavement in Chertsey Street is looking for the arrival of Doug and Bill’s speedboat, but I guess he soon gave up as he realised, like the rest of us, that it is never going to happen.

  15. David Smith Reply

    January 23, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Did Guildford Dragon intend to re-use this picture from an earlier article?

    The second picture is the back of House of Fraser North Street, I wish someone would tell them to clean the building!

  16. Brian Holt Reply

    January 24, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    This is Chertsey Street, the picture taken from Martyr Road.

  17. Margaret Cole Reply

    January 25, 2017 at 11:59 am

    The first picture shows the buildings in Chertsey Street from Martyr Road. The archway if I remember right was once March& Stacey in the 1950s.

    The second picture took some brain racking but I’m right sure it’s above the goods entrance in North Street to the House of Fraser.

    The picture shows the roof garden of the Terrace Tea Room of the restaurant with its magnificent views.

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