Fringe Box



Where Is This? No.28

Published on: 9 Oct, 2012
Updated on: 16 Oct, 2012

By David Rose

Thanks go to Malcolm Fincham for supplying the answer to the location of last week’s mystery picture – the wooden sports pavilion at Stoughton Barracks. Click here to see his and all the other replies at the foot of the post.

For a direct link to the You Tube clip that Malcolm has found that is a tour of Stoughton Barracks, inside and out, before it was redeveloped for housing click here. It is well worth a look. The pair who made the video even managed to get on to the roof of the keep! There are some good views from there.

The mystery clock, as a number of readers correctly identified, is at Christ Church in Waterden Road.

Do you recognise the location of this football pitch?

This week’s mystery picture has another sporting theme. I came across the photo while copying pictures in the archive at Holy Trinity School for my story on its history and the celebrations for its 200th anniversary. To read that story click here.

The photo shows a school football match taking place, but the location is unknown as is the date. Do you recognise it? Perhaps you once played football here? We can only presume it’s in the Guildford area.

Which modern building in Guildford features this clock?

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.28

  1. David Bennett

    October 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    I was a pupil at Holy Trinity School from 1950 to 1956. We used to walk from the school, then situated at the foot of Pewley Hill, on Friday afternoons in the football season to play at Shalford Park and I am fairly certain that is the location of the pitch in the photograph. It is more difficult to date the picture. It might be the 1950s but I suspect it could be earlier than that.

  2. Bernard Parke

    October 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Yes, in the background it is the Shalford Road.

    Must be Shalford Park?

    The clock is the office building near the Friary centre.

  3. Brian Holt

    October 10, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I was at Holy Trinity School from 1946 to 1952. We walked to Shalford Park every Friday afternoon to play football. By the time we got there and put our boots on it was almost time to pack up and walk back to school. I think we only had about 20 minutes to actually play.The teachers who took us for football were Mr Gilmore and Mr Taylor.

    As I lived by the Jolly Farmer Pub, in Quarry Street, the teachers use to let me go straight home without going back to school.

    In the picture it is the first pitch by the pavilion that had a slope from goal to goal. I also know this photograph well because we played there ourselves at weekends when we was small.

    By the way, opposite this football pitch between the houses was a path and there was a air-raid siren there.

  4. Ray Springer

    October 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I’m sure the clock is on the office building at the end of the Friary Shopping centre – No.1 Onslow Street. On the corner of Woodbridge Road and Onslow Street