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Where Is This? No.291

Published on: 1 Jul, 2018
Updated on: 1 Jul, 2018

By David Rose

At last, some of you may be saying, the latest Where Is This? Apologies for the delay, not sure where the time has gone!

The answers to the previous one were: the vintage picture showed Albury Park House. Once the the 19th century home of Henry Drummond who had the house remodelled with those ornate chimneys, attributed to the architect and designer Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin.

The quirky picture of ‘people’ on a fence in front of apartments called Station View can be seen from the Guildford railway station car park (Walnut Tree Close side).

Thanks to all who replied. Click here to see the post and the replies.

Which town or village is this? What’s the structure in the middle?

The vintage picture this time was taken by Albury-based postmaster and picture postcard publisher Percy Lloyd in the early 1900s.

He travelled around the local area, and sometimes further afield, taking delightful pictures.

This one is a place that some people call a village, while others admit it is more like a small town today.

It’s in the borough of Waverley and once had a railway station. Do you recognise where this is?

Where can this be found and what does it represent?

The quirky picture is another relatively new piece of public art. It was installed on a green on a Guildford estate last year. It is one of several on the said green.

Do you know where this is?

If you know the answers and perhaps can add some more details, please leave a reply in the box below. I’ll give the answers in about two week’s time (hopefully) with the next images.

And please remember to include your full name in the reply box.

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test 5 Responses to Where Is This? No.291

  1. John Lomas Reply

    July 2, 2018 at 7:22 am

    The vintage picture is Cranleigh and the structure with the roof was, and still appears to be, a water fountain.

    The other stone feature, the water trough has been moved slightly. do they still keep that topped up with water?

    I think the quirky picture is alongside the pond opposite Pond Meadow School (hidden by the trees) and the buildings to the left are on Hazel Avenue, between the Fir Tree Road and Larch Avenue junctions.

  2. Janet Blaver Reply

    July 2, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    The village is Cranleigh and the structure in the middle is an old drinking fountain dated 1874.

  3. Chris Townsend Reply

    July 15, 2018 at 7:52 am

    The vintage postcard shows Cranleigh, “England’s largest village”, as the road sign says. The High Street scene hasn’t changed too much. The Onslow Arms is still there, but renamed The Richard Onslow. Rowlands Stores was a grocer’s.

    I read that “Another famous village landmark is the Fountain given by the Bradshaw family of Knowle House in memory of their son, Arthur Hibbert Bradshaw. The drinking fountain and the horse trough were both donated in 1889 by Ellen Bradshaw.”

    My guess is that the quirky sculpture represents a poppy seed-head, possibly on Bellfields Green.

  4. Bill Staniforth Reply

    July 20, 2018 at 11:41 am

    It’s the bus shelter in downtown Cranleigh.

    The public art is probably Bellfields, Bushy Hill, Park Barn or maybe Abbotswood.

  5. Ron North Reply

    July 25, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    This is Cranleigh and its water fountain.

    Cranleigh sells itself as the largest village or the smallest town in England – take your pick.

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