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Where Is This? No. 33

Published on: 12 Nov, 2012
Updated on: 12 Nov, 2012

By David Rose

The vintage picture seen here last week featured the Jolly Butchers pub on the corner of High Street and Chapel Street, now the fashion shop Jack Wills.

A number of you correctly identified it, but unusually the reply from the Baileys was not quite right! However, they and everyone else rightly named the time piece picture – with some pointing out that it is, of course, a sundial. It can be found on the wall at the back of Tunsgate Square shopping centre, facing Castle Street.

Click here to read all last week’s replies at the foot of the post, including some useful comments about the sundial from Chris Townsend.

And perhaps someone can offer an answer to Chris’ query about what he thinks is a date of ‘1862’ above the door of the Jolly Butcher. That date does not feature in the details about the pub’s history in Mark Sturley’s book The Breweries and Public Houses of Guildford.

Do you recognise this school and the area in which it stands?

We have an aerial view this week for you to have a look at. Dating from about the end of the 1950s 0r early 60s, it shows a school and its grounds. Towards the foot of the picture a two lines of trees on either side of a railway line. Do you know where it is?

Will you be on the right lines with this clock?

A real clock this week again photographed by Alistair Fulton – and one that is not known for its most accurate time keeping (it had not been working for a long time earlier this year). That’s strange to note, given the place it is located where, for many, accurate time is most important.

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. 33

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    November 12, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    1) Park Barn School

    2) The Clock at the Station

  2. Ray Springer Reply

    November 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    The aerial photograph is of Park Barn with the schools in the centre of the picture. It was taken in the early sixties, which is when I first came to live in Park Barn. All my children went to the different schools there. It would be interesting to see a similar picture taken today – quite a few changes.
    The clock of course is at Guildford Railway Station

  3. David & Ann Bailey Reply

    November 13, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    The picture is of Park Barn School now called Kings College and the small school to the left was Pond Meadow.

    The clock is on Guildford Railway Station.

  4. Chris Townsend Reply

    November 14, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    The school is Park Barn, and the view is of Park Barn estate, looking across towards Broad Street.

    The clock is above the railway station entrance.

  5. Brian Holt Reply

    November 18, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    The School is what is now King’s College in Southway, Park Barn, and further along you can see Guildford Grove Primary School. At the back of the grass area are the houses in Pond Meadow, with the old Pond Meadow School in the far right corner of the grass area.

    The clock is above the entrance to Guildford railway station.

  6. Dave Peters Reply

    November 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    The photo would seem to be of Park Barn looking towards where St Clare’s Church is on the circular green.

    The Clock is at the railway station.

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