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Where Is This? No.63

Published on: 25 Jun, 2013
Updated on: 25 Jun, 2013

By David Rose

Plenty of readers correctly identified the now long gone loco shed and turntable at Guildford railway station and the building at the foot of Portsmouth Road that was occupied by the Central Electric Generating Board, both seen in the aerial view last week.

Click here to see the post and the numerous replies at the foot of it – many with extra information.

And those wolves can indeed be found at the University of Surrey.

Do you recognise this village?

Do you recognise this village?

Moving on to this week’s vintage photo and an old picture postcard dating from the very early 1900s. I have been at the Guildford Institute copying some of the old postcards in its collection of views of surrounding villages in preparation for my next series of local history lectures taking place there in October. More details to follow at a later date.

This one shows a village not far from Guildford – and it that hasn’t changed much, but before a well known feature in the centre of it was installed. Do you know where it is, and can you add any snippets of history?

Do you recognise these feet?

Do you recognise these feet?

Here is this week’s statue / piece of public art. Quite well know, so I have cropped it heavily. Whose feet are these then?

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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test 9 Responses to Where Is This? No.63

  1. Bernard Parke Reply

    June 26, 2013 at 7:08 am

    1) Wonersh

    2) The Surrey Student ( High Street)

  2. Norman Hamshere Reply

    June 26, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Building in centre of picture looks like the Grantley Arms, so must be Wonersh.

  3. John Foster Reply

    June 26, 2013 at 10:01 am

    The village is Wonersh and the feet belong to the statue in the High Street at the corner of Quarry Street.

  4. Ray Springer Reply

    June 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    The village is Wonersh.

    The feet belong to the student statue at the bottom of the High Street, “The student in flight”.

  5. Judy Oliver Reply

    June 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Is it Albury?

    The feet are the scholar at the bottom of the High Street.

  6. Brian Holt Reply

    June 27, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    The village scene is Wonersh. The photo was taken from the Bramley road [called The Street]. The building on the right, with the horse and cart outside, is the Grantley Arms pub.

    Nowadays, the ‘Pepperpot’, in the middle of the road, is the best known feature in the village. It was given to the village by Robert Haslam, who at the time owned Wonersh Park.

    It has been damaged by passing vehicles no less than six times in the past 25 years. In 1983 a lorry almost demolished it and now it is smaller with the signpost on the top.

    The feet are from the ‘Surrey Scholar’ sculpture.

    The university celebrated its 35th anniversary year (in 2002) with a gift of Allan Sly’s statue to the people of Guildford, located in the High Street by the junction with Quarry Street.

    See the video in the media gallery on the right of Allan Sly taking about the creation of the University’s Stag statue, which he also created.

  7. David Bennett Reply

    June 28, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Number 63 – Wonersh Village.

  8. Sue Bushell Reply

    June 28, 2013 at 8:09 am

    The village is Wonersh and the building in the top right hand corner is our local the Grantley Arms. I am very fortunate to live in Wonersh and, as you say, it remains largely unchanged.

    Are the above feet that of the scholar at the bottom of the High Street?

  9. Chris Townsend Reply

    July 2, 2013 at 10:22 am

    The village is Wonersh, before the pepper pot shelter and village sign were built at the road junction. The post office is on the left, the Grantley Arms in the centre. That’s Barnett Hill in the background.

    The sculpture, near the junction of High Street and Quarry Street, is The Surrey Scholar by Allan Sly.

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