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Where Is This? No.27

Published on: 2 Oct, 2012
Updated on: 12 Oct, 2012

By David Rose

Many of those who replied to last week’s mystery vintage picture were spot on naming it as the tower of Guildford’s Friary Meux brewery awaiting demolition back in 1974.

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

It was razed to the ground by a controlled explosion – at the second attempt! The last brew of Friary ales had taken place in December 1968 and demolition of the brewery buildings began in 1973.

The first of our mystery clock photos featured the one on the horological workshop in Worplesdon Road, Stoughton – just about opposite Byrefield Road.

I think the clock was once on the Wood Street Church Mission Hall (dedicated in 1925), opposite the Royal Oak pub. Today’s St Alban’s Church was built in 1967. Can anyone add further information?

Do you know exactly where this sports pavilion was in Stoughton Barracks?

This week’s mystery photo I will say straight away shows the pavilion beside the sports field at the far end of Stoughton Barracks. The photo dates from 1933. But what I would like to know (as I have kind of forgotten) is exactly where it was.

The open space here still exists at the far end of today’s Cardwells Keep housing development. Martin Giles and I are preparing a new book in our ‘A Walk Through Time’ series, this one being based on Stoughton. We need to take a photo from the same spot today. There is a pavilion still there, but I am not sure if it is on the site of this one. Can you help?

So where is this time piece?

And do you know where this clock is, photographed by Alistair Fulton?

If you know the answers please leave a reply in the box below. All replies will be posted at  about the same time next week, along with a new post with the answers to this week’s photo and mystery date, and the next pair of images.


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Responses to Where Is This? No.27

  1. Malcolm Fincham

    October 3, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Although the clock picture eludes me at this moment, I think I can almost certainly point you to the approximate spot where the pavilion stood, as we [Grange Park FC] used to change there for our home games. I have found a YouTube clip [] that shows an interesting walk around the barracks in 1994 and includes a brief glimpse of the pavilion. It stood at the far end of Kirkefield Road the landscape has changed and I’m not sure the bank the soldiers are sitting on exists now.

  2. Bernard Parke

    October 3, 2012 at 6:44 am

    The clock on the church in Waterden Road

  3. Chris Townsend

    October 3, 2012 at 11:07 am

    The clock is on the tower of Christ Church, Waterden Road. I found a short history of the church on its website.

  4. Ray Springer

    October 9, 2012 at 9:26 am

    The clock is on the church tower of Christ Church in Churchill Road, off Waterden Road Guildford.
    Sorry can’t help with the Stoughton Pavilion