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Where Is This? No.267

Published on: 7 Jul, 2017
Updated on: 7 Jul, 2017

By David Rose

The view that was last week’s vintage picture was looking towards St Martha’s Church on the hill and was was taken in Chilworth. The photographer had his back to the then named Chilworth and Albury railway station.

The quirky picture showing some bollards can be found in The Street, Albury, not far from Pratt’s Stores. The bollards, as Chris Townsend pointed out in her reply, echo that of the ornate Pugin-style chimneys in the village.

Click here to see last week’s post and the replies at the foot of it.

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

Another village location for this week’s mystery vintage picture. It’s high in the Surrey Hills and still within the Guildford borough boundary – just! The white building on the right is a bit of a landmark.

Do you know where this sign can be found?

This week’s quirky picture shows a metal sign pointing to a gallery in a hall in another village, this one not far from Guildford.

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.267

  1. Herbie (Kevin Blackburn) Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    Hurtmore Inn at Peaslake.

  2. Jan Messinger Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    I know where the sign is. It is the Sidney Sime gallery at Worplesdon Memorial Hall. A fantastic place to visit.

  3. John Lomas Reply

    July 7, 2017 at 11:41 pm

    The quirky picture would appear to relate to the Sidney Sime gallery at Worplesdon Memorial Hall.

    However, a virtual walk, StreetView, through from Perry Hill passing the hall as far as the Fox corner roundabout didn’t reveal it. So I suppose it is either off the road at the hall site or it is a recent addition to the landscape.

    The old photo is of the Hurtwood Inn at Peaslake, viewed approximately from the position of the war memorial.

  4. J E Davey Reply

    July 9, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    The village picture is of Peaslake and the white building on the right is the Hurtwood Inn

    The quirky sign is at the Worplesdon Memorial Hall, which houses the Sidney Sime Gallery, who, I believe, was a local artist.

  5. A Tatlow Reply

    July 10, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    The first is the centre of Peaslake with the Hurtwood Inn in the background. No bus shelter in those days, but the flooding still occurs!

  6. Mike Dillon Reply

    July 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    The gallery sign is in Worplesdon Memorial Ground, pointing to The Sidney Sime Gallery on the
    first floor of the Memorial Hall.

  7. Chris Townsend Reply

    July 12, 2017 at 11:51 am

    The vintage picture is of Peaslake village centre, with the Hurtwood Inn on the right.

    The scene has changed little, apart from the addition of the village sign on the grassy island.

    This similar Francis Frith view includes the War Memorial:

    The quirky sign points to Worplesdon Village Hall, housing the Sidney Sime Gallery, which has become better known in recent years.

    It’s well worth a visit. Lots of info’ on the Gallery website, including some of Sime’s pictures.

  8. Brian Holt Reply

    July 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    Hurtwood Inn and Restuarant Peaslake. The picture was taken from outside Forest Stores, looking across the village green road junction. You can just see the edge of the green in the bottom left-hand corner and the war memorial is just out of the picture on that green.

    It used to be a bakery and became a hotel in 1920, it now has 18 bedrooms and can accommodate 40 guests.

    I used to deliver and collect the linen from there every Tuesday afternoon when driving for The Perfect Cleaner Guildford laundry.

    The stairs and corridor was narrow so you had to go upstairs and get all the dirty linen down first to make room in the linen room for the hampers of clean linen.

    I remember it was hard carrying hampers on your shoulders up the stairs and along the narrow corridor.

    This is also the road junction where the Tillingbourne bus to Peaslake terminated.

    The Sidney Sime Gallery sign is at Worplesdon Memorial Hall, Perry Hill.

    It’s at the side of the hall as you go down to the sports pavilion. This is where the entrance is the the first-floor gallery devoted to the fascinating and highly characteristic work of Sidney Sime (1865-1941), famous artist, illustrator,and caricaturist.

    Sime spent much of his time here in latter part of his life, and owned a cottage in Worplesdon.

  9. Jennie Antliff Reply

    July 13, 2017 at 8:35 am

    The quirky sign is outside Worplesdon Memorial Hall. The Sidney Sime Gallery is inside the hall.

  10. Margaret Cole Reply

    July 13, 2017 at 1:22 pm

    The first picture shows the Hurtwood Inn hotel at Peaslake, a long time ago I believe.

    The second picture is of sign showing Sydney Sime’s art gallery in Worplesdon Memorial Hall. the wrought-iron sign is next to the football pitch.

  11. Marian Fripp Reply

    July 14, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    This looks like Worplesdon Memorial Hall.

    I used to hang out a lot around there as a child. It was great for playing hide and seek outside and could also be creepy (the steps to the basement).

    I have a photo of me on the stage as a fairy aged 6 years old, that was part of Perry Hill School’s Christmas play. My outfit was made by my mum.

    I had my 21st birthday party in the hall. Not the main hall but a smaller room around the back.

    My mum and dad used to go to the whist drives there as well. They were on their uppers at one time and then won the rent money, so went home happy.

    Mr Heather was the caretaker of the Memorial Hall in those days and was also the verger at St Mary’s Church. A lovely man who always spoke and always included the words ‘and that there’ in his conversations.

    He had two children Rosemary and Tony. I believe Tony was a trustee of the Sydney Sime gallery at one time.

    Such happy memories of Worplesdon.

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