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Where Is This? No.49

Published on: 19 Mar, 2013
Updated on: 19 Mar, 2013

By David Rose

I see a number of you replying are now trying to check out the page as early as possible after it is uploaded in the hope you beat Bernard Parke by getting your answers in before he does.

All I can say is, to do so you’ll have to get up fairly early on a Wednesday morning! See how you do this time around. I can, of course, set a timer on exactly when the post goes live on The Guildford Dragon NEWS.

Last week’s mystery photo of a road being laid ready for housing is, as many identified, Shepherds Hill, Stoughton, looking across to Worplesdon Road and the then Royal Hotel (now the Beijing restaurant).

Have a look at all the replies at the foot of last week’s post, click here, and I draw your attention to Brian Holt’s comment. If anyone knows exactly where the photographer was standing, he should, as he lives close by!

The mystery sign can be found at Guildford Boat House. They may have a speedboat or two!

Do you recognise this building?

Do you recognise this building?

Staying in roughly the same area as last week, can you identify the location of this week’s mystery vintage picture? The building still stands, so it shouldn’t be too difficult.

Where can this plaque be found?

Where can this plaque be found?

And the mystery sign (or plaque in this case), as photographed by Alistair Fulton, can be seen on the outside of a rather fine building in Guildford town centre, that’s currently having some alternations done.

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 sign, and the next pair of images.


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Responses to Where Is This? No.49

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    March 20, 2013 at 7:09 am

    1) The Barn at Stoughton.

    2) The Guildford Institute

  2. Brian Holt Reply

    March 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

    This was the pond in Grange Lane. The theory is that this pond was the last surviving section of the Moat that surrounded Stoughton Place.

    The pond was filled in about 1940 and its now called Grange Road, Stoughton.

    The eighteenth century barn was part of the farm and I can remember Burden’s Dairy delivering milk by horse and cart from there around the Stoughton area.

  3. David & Ann Bailey Reply

    March 20, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Building is on the corner of Grange Road and Little Street. The pond is long gone. It is now the home of MJ Pryce Building Contractors.

  4. David Staniforth Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    This is the still-existing barn in Grange Road, Stoughton. It was part of a farm, later becoming a cafe, lately some other use. It is at the start of Little Street and is not far from where a small Eight-sided house stood , demolished in 1957 or thereabouts.

  5. Chris Townsend Reply

    March 24, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    The building is the old barn at the end of Grange Road.

    The plaque is outside the Guildford Institute. G.W.M.I. stands for Guildford Working Men’s Institute. J.S. Budgett was James Smith Budgett of Stoke Park Mansion, and T.W. Powell was Thomas Wilde Powell of Piccards Rough, Sandy Lane. The Institute bought the former Royal Arms Coffee Tavern and Temperance Hotel in 1891, after which it was extended.

  6. Doug Staniforth Reply

    March 25, 2013 at 11:05 am

    It’s on the corner of Grange Road and Little Street (near Pig Alley),it’s a shame the pond is no longer there I would like to taken my speedboat there , the sign is on the Guildford Institute

  7. Ray Springer Reply

    March 25, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Have no idea where this weeks mystery building is – couldn’t even hazard a guess.
    The sign (plaque) is on the Guildford Institute building in Ward Street

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