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Where Is This? No.255

Published on: 14 Apr, 2017
Updated on: 14 Apr, 2017

By David Rose

Numerous correct replies to last week’s mysteries.

The vintage view showed a train crossing the bridge over Stoke Road. The photographer was most likely standing outside the Stoke Hotel.

The quirky picture showed one of two obelisks that can be found in the Queen Elizabeth Park housing development in Stoughton, on the site of the former Women’s Royal Army Corps camp / barracks. The obelisk featured can be found in Forster Road.

All the roads there are named after former ATS and WRAC directors and former directors of music of the WRAC Band.

Click here to see last week’s post with all the replies and extra details at the foot of the page.

Where was this photo taken? Click to enlarge in a new window.

This week’s vintage picture was taken on Saturday, May 3, 1941, during the Second World War. The man in the centre was the then Mayor of Guildford, Vernon Wilkinson. On the right is the then Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security, Herbert Morrison. They were taking part in a review of Guildford’s Civil Defence personnel. I am not sure who the other man is.

Can you work out, from the building on the right and houses behind, where this picture was taken?

Any idea where this is and what it is about? Click to enlarge in a new window.

Another piece of public art is featured as this week’s quirky picture. Any ideas where it is and what it represents?

If you think you know the answers and can add any extra details, 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.255

  1. Simon Nelson Reply

    April 15, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    The top photo looks like station approach at Guildford railway station.

    The second photo is at the University of Surrey, taken from The Piazza, and the buildings are to the right of Austin Pierce building. Do not know what they are about.

  2. Chris Townsend Reply

    April 16, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    The vintage picture was taken at the cattle market on Woodbridge Road.

    The building on the right was once the Corn Exchange, with the large houses of Wellington Place behind it. Where Is This? No.204 showed another view of those buildings.

    The “Knife Birds” by Bridget McCrum are on the Piazza at the Stag Hill campus of the University of Surrey. I’ve read that the bronze sculpture was inspired by African tribal knives in the British Museum.

  3. Brian Holt Reply

    April 20, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    1. The cattle market Woodbridge Road, on the right is the Corn Exchange and the houses in Woodbridge Road down to the junction of Leas Road.

    In the middle of the picture at the back are the houses in Leas Road.

    2 Outside The School of Management Building, University of Surrey.

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