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Where Is This? No.37

Published on: 10 Dec, 2012
Updated on: 11 Dec, 2012

By David Rose

I thought last week’s mystery old photo was a tricky one – I didn’t recognise the view at all when I bought the picture postcard. The actual street name was, of course, printed on the card, but I cropped that bit off when showing it here!

However, several readers correctly identified it as being of Cline Road, Guildford.

And they were also spot on with the mystery clock photo, that can be seen at Guildford High School in London Road.

Click here to see last week’s post and all the replies at the foot of it.

Does anyone recognise where this house is?

This time we have another unknown (to me, anyway) house that appeared on an Edwardian picture postcard. It’s another of my recent acquisitions and I am sure it is a Guildford property.

The name on the gate reads “Highlands”. Looks like the London Road / Epsom Road area – we’ve had a few of these in this column before, and we’ve solved the mystery of most of them. So here’s hoping the same can be done with this one.

The clock, photographed by Alistair Fulton, is on a well known Guildford landmark building with a sporting connection.

If you know the answers to 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.37

  1. David & Ann Bailey Reply

    December 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    The house is in Sidney Road. There are similar houses in Epsom Road and Waterden Road put up by the same builder.

    The clock is on the pavilion in the sports ground in Woodbridge Road.

  2. Chris Townsend Reply

    December 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    “Highlands” is no. 8 Sydney Road. A Mrs. Woolley lived there in 1905.

    Is there anything written on the back of the card?

    The clock is on the pavilion of Guildford Cricket Club, Woodbridge Road.

  3. brian holt Reply

    December 16, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    The clock is on the Pavilion in the Woodbridge Road

    Sports Ground.

  4. Chris Hall Reply

    October 13, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Interesting! In the 1980s, the house at 8 Sydney Road was divided into three flats. My grandmother lived on the first floor and my sister and her family lived above.

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