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Where Is This? No.29

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

By David Rose

It didn’t take many of you long to recognise last week’s mystery photo of a football pitch as being in Shalford Park – where boys from Holy Trinity School once played.

Now added are your interesting comments about the school. To read them click here and go to the foot of last week’s post.

Holy Trinity School is currently celebrating its 200th anniversary with a number of events. See stories elsewhere on this website.

Last week’s mystery clock can indeed be found at Number One Onslow Street currently the Sanofi Winthrop building.

Do you where this open space is near Guildford town centre?

This week’s mystery picture is an image that I came across in the archives at the Guildford Institute. It shows some bumpy ground in the early 1900s. The area is reasonably similar today. Not sure if you can see the house from here now. Do you know where it is?

My thanks to the staff at the Guildford Institute for letting me reproduce the picture here. It is, in fact, one of hundreds of vintage and historic images in the institute’s collection. These can be viewed on request. For details of membership and the numerous events taking place there click here to see its website.

This clock is a familiar landmark. in which street?

Here’s this week’s mystery clock photo, photographed by Alistar 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.29

  1. Gerald Bland

    October 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Racks Close

  2. Ray Springer

    October 17, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Think the picture may be of Racks Close.
    The clock is on the old fire station in North Street

  3. Chris Townsend

    October 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    The open space is Racks Close, just off Quarry Street.

    The clock belongs to the old fire station building near the top of North Street. The clockmaker’s name is, appropriately, Gent, as below are the public toilets!

  4. Carol Norris

    October 18, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Picture 1 : Racks Close.

  5. Brian Holt

    October 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    The first picture is Racks Close taken from inside the Quarry Street entrance, looking towards Warwick’s Bench Road.

    The clock is in North Street above the old fire station, which is now the public toilets on the corner of Ward Street.