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Where Is This? No.3

Published on: 6 Apr, 2012
Updated on: 8 Apr, 2012

by David Rose

Readers’ replies to last week’s mystery photos have now been added to the original story. Click here to see. Carl Norris, Bernard Parke, Irene Shettle and Ian Plowman have, between them, spotted the locations.

The first picture was of the junction of Old Palace Road and The Chase. See Ian’s interesting comments about the area and the shops once there.

The second picture appeared to be harder to identify. It shows Ladymead in about the 1980s before today’s retail park was built. I was a bit crafty in cropping the original picture. Off to the left is Woodbridge Road. So, if you stood at the same spot today you would roughly be looking towards Burger King with Homebase away beond the car park. Just out of view in the old photo is the Bridge Cafe. Who remembers that?

Can you name any of the features seen in this aerial view?

On to this week’s two images. The one above is cropped from an aerial view of Guildford. I think it dates from the late 1960s. Can you name any features seen in it?

The picture (below) features a row of cottages and what appears to be an antiques shop. Do you know where it is? And, does anyone have any ideas as to why some of the windows have been bricked up?  I am not sure of the date these houses were built, but the Window Tax that existed in Britain from the late 17th century, was repealed in 1851.

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

Do you know where this shop was?

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Responses to Where Is This? No.3

  1. Bernard Parke

    April 7, 2012 at 6:22 am

    1) View looking down to walnut tree close and the Sports Ground,

    2) shop on the corner of Stoke Road and Martyr Road

  2. David & Ann Bailey

    April 7, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    1st Picture The cricket ground in Woodbrige Rd,you can see the Methodist Church on the corner of Woodbride Rd and Wharf Rd ,the doctors surgery in Wharf Rd,St Savious vicarige and the Railway
    2nd pic is on the corner of Martyr Rd and Chertsey Street and was an Antique Shop

  3. Valerie Bale

    April 7, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I think the pale grey area in the middle distance is the county cricket ground. Maybe the photo was taken from Stag Hill looking down over Walnut Tree Close?

  4. Ian Plowman

    April 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    The aerial picture is taken from above where the university is now built. Woodbridge Road Cricket Ground is the main feature in the picture. Just off the the right of the picture would be Yorkies Bridge across the railway

    Picture 2 has me stumped



  5. Angela Gunning

    April 14, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Looks like the corner of Stoke Road and Martyr Road, the shop long since demolished.

  6. Bernard Parke

    April 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    We used to refer to such shops during that period of time as “second hand shops”. The name antique found favour at a later time.

    The shop later became a men’s hairdressers.

  7. Simon Vine

    April 30, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Relating to Bridge Cafe, I remember it well. Run by a nice gent called Pat who used to sell his wares in Plastic Coatings factory when I was working there as a student in summer 1977