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Where Is This? No.250

Published on: 9 Mar, 2017
Updated on: 9 Mar, 2017

By David Rose

Excellent replies with lots of additional details relating to last week’s mystery vintage picture.

It was a view of North Street just down from its junction with Chertsey Street, taken some time before 1907 when a pub called the Crown was demolished.

Buildings of note seen in the picture that still stand today are what is now the Edinburgh Woollen Mill store, previously Clark’s College, before that Archbishop Abbot’s School and originally built as a manufactory when its benefactor Archbishop George Abbot had visions of reviving the town’s woollen trade. And also seen was the building that for many years was the Horse and Groom pub.

The wall in the quirky picture, as some correctly identified, can be found near Shalford Park. Chris Townsend did notice the lone concrete wartime tank trap in the view.

Click here to see last week’s post and all the replies with lots of extra details, including Mike Williams who commented on the picture of the Guildhall that related to the previous week’s quirky image.

Let’s see how the regular regular readers fare with this week’s pair of images, and perhaps other readers may also leave a reply in the box below with their answers.

Do you recognise this building? Click to enlarge in a new window.

The vintage picture is heavily cropped from the overall photo of a town centre building that was opened in 1962 and which has now been replaced with a new version. Does that make sense? Can you work out what it was from the slim image seen here?

Do you know where this is? Click to enlarge in a new window.

This week’s quirky picture shows the town’s coat of arms within a structure in the town. What is it please?

If you think you know the answers, please leave a reply in the box below. The answers, along with the next pair of images, will be published at about the same time next week.

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Responses to Where Is This? No.250

  1. Dave Middleton Reply

    March 9, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    The building is the old and much loved Civic Hall. Why oh why didn’t they name the new building “The New Civic Hall”, which actually would’ve meant summat, rather than “G Live”, which means now’t.

    The borough arms are on the Town Bridge.

  2. Bernard Parke Reply

    March 10, 2017 at 7:20 am

    1) Civic Hall

    2) Town Bridge

  3. John Lomas Reply

    March 10, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    The “old” photo was Guildford Civic Hall now replace by G Live.

    The quirky pic shows the bracing under the sides of the Town Bridge, presumably there a four of them and the one photographed is on the south side of the bridge and seen from the towpath.

  4. Mike Williams Reply

    March 10, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    That’s part of the old Civic Hall isn’t it ? And the town shield in a ring seems to be part of one of the town centre bridges over the river.

  5. Charles Graham Reply

    March 10, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    1. The old Civic Hall,
    2. Onslow Bridge, Bridge Street.

  6. Chris Townsend Reply

    March 12, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    The vintage picture is of the entrance to the Civic Hall.

    The borough arms are on the north side of the town bridge, viewed from the riverside near “The Bargeman”.

  7. Margaret Cole Reply

    March 15, 2017 at 8:35 am

    The first picture is the front of the Civic Hall or G Live.

    Second one can be seen on the Town Bridge which has recently been painted was quite difficult to find but my tablet revealed location. easy peasy!

  8. Bill and Doug Staniforth Reply

    March 16, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Picture 1 is the old Bridge House on Bridge Street Coombes garage and petrol station were on ground level.

    Picture 2 is the High Street bridge.

    Two references to bridges over the river but still no prizes!

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