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Where Is This? No.56

Published on: 7 May, 2013
Updated on: 7 May, 2013

By David Rose

The aerial view last week did indeed show Bridge Street in Guildford with a glimpse of Onslow Street and Bedford Road.

Once again, many readers correctly identified the location and you can read their comments by clicking here to see last week’s post and the comments at the foot of it.

The mystery piece of public art can of course be found in the garden off Millmead and is a Millennium sundial. I had a look there last week and it has still not been returned to its plinth.

I did not know that it was once the gardens of Westbury House in Buryfields – thanks to Carol Norris for her comments.

Where on the River Wey Navigations is this?

Where on the River Wey Navigations is this?

We move out of the town centre this week for the mystery vintage photo and a river view with lock gates. Do you know which lock it is?

Do you know where this is?

Do you know where this is?

Peter Bullen’s photo of a statue that’s a rather fine looking head is in another town centre pubic garden. Do you know which one? Can anyone add any details about it?

If you know the answers to this week’s, and perhaps have some comments to make, 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 vintage photo and sculpture / statue picture, and the next pair of images.

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Responses to Where Is This? No.56

  1. John Lomas Reply

    May 7, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    That is surely St Catherines Lock, with the signals for the junction of the portsmouth line and the Redhill line visible at the far left.

  2. Peter Bullen Reply

    May 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    This is the spot we always knew as the Three Oaks where we went swimming as youngsters. I last swam there with my wife soon after we were married in 1960. After experiencing the delights of walking on the muddy river bed she preferred the luxury of the good old Guildford Lido, then only a mere 27 years old!

  3. Julia Funnell Reply

    May 8, 2013 at 7:02 am

    I would guess St Catherine’s Lock.

    The statue is in Quaker’s Acre, North Street.

  4. Ray Springer Reply

    May 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Think it is St Catherine’s lock at Shalford.

    The statue is in Quaker’s Acre, next door to the Library in North Street. It may be a memorial to the pub bombings at the Horse & Groom and Seven Stars in 1974, although the gardens have been there since 1673 and were given to the town in 1927.

  5. Brian Holt Reply

    May 8, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    This is St Catherine’s Lock, the photo was taken from what was known as Three Oaks, because of the three oak trees that were there.
    Nowadays there is only one tree left. As children we use to paddle and swim here on sunny days and it was possible to walk across the river here as it was not very deep.

    On the left you can see the railway and the signals.

    The statue is in Quaker’s Acre, a small peaceful garden in North Street, beside the Borough’s library.

  6. Peter Holt aka Clitherow Kid Eastbourne Reply

    May 9, 2013 at 9:37 am

    This weeks photo shows St Catherine’s Lock.

    The trees on the right of the photo used to be called the Three Oaks.

    On the left of the photo you can see the main railway line to Portsmouth, also in the photo are the railway signals controlling the line. They were operated from Shalford Junction signal box. Although not in the photo the signal box could be seen from St Catherine’s Lock.

  7. Bernard Parke Reply

    May 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    1) The lock between Guildford and Shalford.

    2) Quaker’s Acre burial ground for the Society of Friends in North Street.

    George Frederick Watts is interred there.

    When the building on its right was rebuilt, after the provision shop ‘Bernards’ closed in the 1980s, many graves were disturbed causing considerable distress.

    It is now a quiet public area.

  8. David & Ann Bailey Reply

    May 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    We think St Catherine’s Lock.

  9. Chris Townsend Reply

    May 12, 2013 at 7:56 am

    The view is of St Catherine’s Lock, Shalford. On the left are the railway signals for the junction of the Redhill and Portsmouth lines.

    The stone sculpture is in Quaker’s Acre, North Street.

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