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Where Is This? No.38

Published on: 17 Dec, 2012
Updated on: 22 Dec, 2012

By David Rose

The mystery house “Highlands”, featured last week, has been identified. Ann and David Bailey and Chris Townsend left posts saying it is in Sydney Road, that’s off Epsom Road, a short way along from Warren Road.

Chris Townsend’s research puts it as number 8. I also showed the original photograph to architectural historian Charles Brooking (click here to see his new column on this website) and straight away he said: “It’s number 8 Sydney Road.”

I have not been there yet to see it myself, but I guess it is on the right-hand side as you go up the road from Epsom Road.

Chris also asks whether anything is written on the back of the card. Unfortunately, it is blank!

The mystery clock is indeed on the cricket pavilion at the Sports Ground in Woodbridge Road.

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

Any ideas where this photo was taken?

Any ideas where this photo was taken?

This week’s mystery vintage photo has a motoring theme. It’s a view from the forecourt of a garage in a village near Guildford. Do you recognise it?

Any details about the car and the bus would be useful…

Do you know where this clock can be seen?

Do you know where this clock can be seen?

The mystery clock, photographed by Alistair Fulton, is on a Guildford church. Which one?

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.38

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    December 18, 2012 at 9:17 am

    The site looks very much like the area in Ripley where the Colborne Garage was sited.

    The bus looks like a Green Line Bus (part of London Transport) which had a service to Hertford.

    The clock is at St Mary’s in Quarry Street

  2. Doug Staniforth Reply

    December 18, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    The garage is on the Portsmouth Road, Ripley (where Titan Garden Buildings are now).It may have been Coleborne’s Garage.The bus may have been a Green Line, (there was one that went from Guildford to Hertford in Hertfordshire number 715 I think).The church is St Mary’s Quarry Street.

  3. David & Ann Bailey Reply

    December 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    The garage site is now Titan Sheds, Portsmouth Road, Ripley.

    The clock is on St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street.

  4. John Lomas Reply

    December 21, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I would say it is one of the villages north or east of Guildford because that appears to be a London Transport (country buses) or Green Line bus.
    So it would be looking along the A3 towards Ripley, A2246 towards Leatherhead or the A25 towards Dorking.
    I’m not sure if country buses went down to the Ewhurst/Cranleigh area.

  5. brian holt Reply

    December 22, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    This is Portsmouth Road, Ripley. It’s on the right just past the Jovial Sailor pub.
    There are now houses there between Grove Heath and the shed factory premises.

    The bus may have been a Green Line as it has a number above the windows and it looks as if it has ‘Guildford, Esher, Hertford’ on it, or could it be ‘Harlow’?

    The clock is on St Mary’s Church in Quarry Street, which was also our family’s local church when I was growing up.

  6. Chris Townsend Reply

    December 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

    The clock is on St. Mary’s church tower.

    Could the garage be the one at Milford, by the road to Elstead? If so, the photo would have been taken around the time of the opening of the By-pass in 1934.

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