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Where Is This? No. 32

Published on: 6 Nov, 2012
Updated on: 6 Nov, 2012

By David Rose

A flurry of replies to last week’s post correctly identified the mystery picture as a view looking down from the top of North Street. Click here to see the post and all the replies, with, once again, some useful details.

I like Doug Staniforth’s comments about whether there is a luxury prize of a caravan or a speedboat for those correctly identifying the pictures. Sorry to say, but we at the Guildford Dragon News ain’t petrol heads! Got a spare second-hand bicycle left by a customer at your shop Pedalpushers that we can offer?

The mystery clock is on the building at the junction of London Road, Parkway and Boxgrove Road – now the HQ of Baker Tilley. It was once occupied by the AA and was called Fanum House (as noted by some of you).

I think the AA called all its local HQ buildings Fanum House. But it is interesting to note that many of us Guildfordians still call it the “AA roundabout”.

Same as many (including the emergency services) still often call the roundabout off the A3 at the “Woodbridge interchange” the “Dennis roundabout”. I often wonder what those new to Guildford make of this. I expect they ask the question: “who was Dennis?”. Of course, we know it relates to the Dennis Bros motorworks that was there.

This was once a pub in Guildford High Street. What’s there now?

This week’s mystery photo is a pub in Guildford High Street – Ye Olde Jollie Butcher Inn, if you look closely at the pub sign. It was a Lascelles & Tickner brewery, pub. At the time the picture was taken, about 100 years ago, there were more than 40 licensed houses in Guildford town centre.

Don’t think anyone alive will remember it as it closed in 1928! But the building still stands. It is now a shop selling high-quality fashions aimed at the younger market. The firm is based in Salcombe in Devon. Do you know where this building is and who occupies it now?

Do you know where this clock is?

This week’s mystery clock, photographed by Alister Fulton, is fairly high up on a wall near the town centre. So, where is it and what does it represent?

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. 32

  1. Ray Springer Reply

    November 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    The pub The Jolly Butcher was in the High Street on the corner of Chapel Street. It is now a clothes store called Jack Willis.
    The mystery clock is on the wall of a building in Castle Street at the entrance to Tunsgate. It is a sun dial depicting King Edward “Longshanks” and his Queen, Eleanor. They both spent some time at Guildford Castle during his reign from 1272 to 1307. The clock was erected there in 1972 – 700 years after his coronation

  2. Bernard Parke Reply

    November 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    1)Corner of Chapel and High Street Street.

    2) Wall of Tunsgate Square

  3. David & Ann Bailey Reply

    November 6, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    The pub was on the corner of Market Street and the High Street,it then became Timothy Whites, then River Island and it is now closed.
    The clock is in Castle Street on Tunsgate square opposite the castle.

  4. Chris Townsend Reply

    November 7, 2012 at 7:57 am

    The pub was at the junction of High Street and Chapel Street. The present occupant is a Jack Wills store, quite a contrast to the Hepworth’s there from 1928 until at least the late ’50’s. I’ve tried to make out what appears to be the date 1862 above the door of the pub, and wonder what the
    significance is.

    The clock is actually a sundial on the Castle Street wall of Tunsgate Square, opposite the Castle Grounds, and depicts Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, whose son Henry died at Guildford in 1274.

  5. Caroline Reeves Reply

    November 9, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I think it’s the Jack Wills shop on the corner of Chapel Street.
    The clock is on the wall of the Tunsgate shopping centre that runs along Castle Street.

  6. Brian Holt Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    The building is on the corner of Chapel Street. It was for many years Hepworth & Co Ltd, outfitters
    shop. Now the shop is owned by Jack Wills (fashions).

    The clock is in Castle Street, on the wall of Tunsgate Square shops.

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