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Where Is This? No.36

Published on: 3 Dec, 2012
Updated on: 3 Dec, 2012

By David Rose

There were a good number of replies to last week’s mystery pictures – some spot on, while others not quite right.

Click here to see all the replies at the foot of the post.

The lorries were parked on a patch of ground that is now the slip road to the A3 opposite Stoke Mill in Woking Road. The Row Barge pub in Riverside can be seen in the background of the picture.

Brian Holt has also sent me some useful facts about the haulage firm Rackliffe’s whose vehicles are featured. Watch out for a story within the Through Time section of this website soon.

The clock can be seen at St John’s Church in Merrow.

Do you recognise this Guildford road?

This week’s mystery picture is taken from a rare picture postcard I recently added to my collection, bought at the Surrey Postcard Club’s annual show a couple of weeks ago.

Might be bit tricky to identify – so as a clue, it’s in the Charlotteville area.

The clock, pictured by Alistair Fulton, graces a school somewhere in Guildford.

Do you recognise it?

This clock is at a Guildford school. Which one?

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.

Postscript: Some readers may be getting a little confused (or amused) with the running joke in this column between me and reader Doug Staniforth about him being given a speedboat  as a prize for correctly guessing the location of the mystery pictures.

Doug and his brother Bill run the best bike shop in town, Pedal Pushers, in Stoke Road, and we always have a good chat with plenty of humour when I call in for running repairs to my machine. Bill was telling me that his wife has been watching re-runs of the once very popular TV games show Bullseye.

They joke about the fact that the top prizes offered back then always seemed to be either a speedboat or a caravan! Hence, Doug requesting the same kind a prize here and me trying to deflect the plea – “….he’ll have to wait as it’s too big to wrap up”, etc.

Well, if any knows of an old and unwanted caravan lying in a corner of some farmer’s field…..buyer collects of course…. or perhaps someone has a caravan on a hard stand somewhere on the Sussex coast which they might like to rent out for free for a weekend this winter. Bracklesham Bay is so bracing in January!

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Responses to Where Is This? No.36

  1. david & ann bailey Reply

    December 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    First picture is Cline Road looking towards Cooper Road.

    The clock is on Guildford High School, London Road

  2. Ray Springer Reply

    December 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    No idea where the street is. If Doug gets this one I think he will have earned the speedboat.
    The clock is on the High School for Girls in London Road

  3. Chris Townsend Reply

    December 8, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    The road is the lower part of Cline Road, looking towards Cooper Road.

    The clock is on Guildford High School.

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