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Where Is This? No.260

Published on: 19 May, 2017
Updated on: 19 May, 2017

By David Rose

Several clues were offered as to the date and the event on The Mount as featured as last week’s mystery vintage picture.

It certainly looks like something to do with Girl Guides and the details supplied by readers is very useful.

The event appears to have taken place in the 1930s and it is most likely it was reported in the local press at the time. Just a case of someone trawling through the microfilm of the back copies of the Surrey Advertiser at the Surrey History Centre in Woking!

There is a lone flowering cherry tree on The Mount today. Could it be the one planted in this ceremony? But knowing how quickly this type of tree grows, I’m not so sure. I think someone once said that that particular tree is supposed to commemorate the site of a gallows!

These kind of stories fall into the bag of those that include the alleged network of tunnels under the High Street and motorised speed boats driven by media reporters on the River Wey!

Last week’s quirky picture showed a view of part of the Friary Centre in Guildford town centre with netting to stop birds roosting or nesting there.

Click here to see last week’s post and all the replies at the foot of it – lots of details about Woodland Avenue, St John’s School, and so on.

Do you recognise this village near Guildford? Click to enlarge in a new window.

This week’s vintage mystery is a village to the west of Guildford with a pub seen on the right. Any ideas where this is?

Where is this new piece of public art?

The quirky picture is some new public artwork installed in a park on the outskirts of Guildford. Have you seen it yet?

There is a plaque that states what it represents, but some people have contacted me querying the number of people who are commemorated and who are they? Unfortunately, no names are listed, which seems a shame.

If you think you know the answers and can add some 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.260

  1. Simon Nelson Reply

    May 19, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I do not recognise the location of the vintage photo.

    The quirky photo is on Sutherland Memorial Park at Burpham, looking towards Sainsbury’s, which can just about be seen behind the white mast. I do not know what the artwork is about.

  2. Brian Holt Reply

    May 23, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Picture 1: The Street, Puttenham, The second building on the right is the Good Intent pub.

    It’s an old fashioned coaching inn style building in a rural village. Last April it was in the news when adjoining buildings behind the pub caught fire.

    Picture 2: Sutherland Park Burpham. It’s the Sutherland Circle – nine pieces of artwork design by Steve Thomlinson in 2017.

    The nine standing leaf shapes are to the nine men of Burpham to whom Sutherland Park is dedicated and design through workshops with Burpham Primary School.

  3. Bill and Doug Stanniforth Reply

    May 23, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    It’s the Good Intent at Puttenham. Is that M Giles’ car parked outside? I had the good intention of checking for speedboats. Ed

    The artwork is Sutherland Circle, Burpham.

  4. Mike Dillon Reply

    May 23, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    The main photo is in Puttenham. The car and bicycles are parked outside the the Good Intent pub.

  5. Chris Townsend Reply

    May 23, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    The pub is the Good Intent, Puttenham. Do those pipes indicate that mains drainage is about to be laid?

  6. Margaret Cole Reply

    May 25, 2017 at 5:53 am

    This first picture could be Puttenham village with the Good Intent pub on the right.

    Second one can be found at Burpham in Sutherland Park marking out the cricket pitch.

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