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Where Is This? No.65

Published on: 10 Jul, 2013
Updated on: 10 Jul, 2013

By David Rose

So the picture seen here last week of the earlier motor garage next door to the Sanford Arms in Epsom Road was not as tricky as I thought – a number of people worked that one out!

Click here to see last week’s post and all the replies at the foot of it. And once again, some great comments and historical notes from readers.

The statue didn’t fool many either – it’s the metal stag at the entrance to the University of Surrey.

Where was the Dolphin pub?

Where was the Dolphin pub?

Another pub for this week’s vintage photo. I’m expecting many will know exactly where the Dolphin was in Guildford and which two roads it stood between. Any snippets of information about it, what’s there now, and so on will be welcomed.

The sculpture / piece of public art brings to end the ones supplied to me by Peter Bullen. (I think I have used them all, I will have a check). There are some more out that that I have noticed, so I will try to take some photos myself when out and about.

Do you know where this is?

Do you know where this is?

Have you seen this globe?  And ideas where it is and can you add anything you know 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.65

  1. Norman Hamshere Reply

    July 10, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Dolphin Pub. Between North St.and Chertsey St. Aldershot & District Dennis Lancet bus approaching on the left.

  2. Ray Springer Reply

    July 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Apparently there was a Dolphin pub in the Upper High street back in the 1800s, but not this one.

    A second Dolphin was erected at 57 Chertsey Street until 1915 when it was demolished, but it is not this one either.

    The third Dolphin, of which this is a picture, was erected on the corner of Chertsey Street and North Street. A great pub which I often visited.

    It was demolished in 1964 and replaced by the Habitat store. It is now the Slug and Lettuce and TGI Fridays American Restaurant.

    (This information is from Mark Sturley’s excellent book on Guildford’s Breweries and Public Houses).

  3. John Lomas Reply

    July 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    That is the corner of Chertsey Street/North Street.

    Apparently there are still drinking establishments there: TGI Friday and the Stag and Lettuce (thanks Google streetview).

    When I was working at Savill’s estate agents (now Howard Morley & Sons) at the top of High St, I used to have the special luncheon at the Chinese restaurant which was on the other side of Chertsey Street at the junction.

    The bus approaching appears to be an Aldershot & District Lancet and will be turning left down Chertsey Street.

  4. David & Ann Bailey Reply

    July 11, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    The Dolphin Pub stood on the corner of North Street and Chertsey Street, TGI Friday is now on the site.

    The Globe is on the old satellite building at the University of Surrey.

  5. Julia Funnell Reply

    July 12, 2013 at 9:28 am

    The Dolphin Inn was in Chertsey Street, and according to The Guildford Dragon, closed in 1964

    A quick search has turned up a Spectator Article about its threatened demoloition in 1915:

    There is another photo of Chertsey Street c1910, showing the Dolphin and the less-changed east side of the road at:

    As for the globe sculpture it has to be a complete guess: somewhere at the university – based only on the colour of the bricks – how sad is that?!

  6. Chris Townsend Reply

    July 14, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    The Dolphin was at the corner of North Street and Chertsey Street, and was demolished about 1964 with adjoining buildings. The Georgian-style building on the left, with the sun awnings, once named Northgate House, was Pimm’s house furnishers, also long-gone. Between the two was the Dolphin Garage, where Cooper’s Car Hire had their business for many years. The pillar box is the only feature still there today.

  7. Brian Holt Reply

    July 15, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    The Dolphin pub was on the corner of North Street and Chertsey Street.
    There has been 3 different buildings of the Dolphin pub on this site.
    The first one was built in 1724, the second one was replaced in 1915, by the third building, which was moved some yards further back, to allow for widening the junction. The building that replaced it was occupied by the furnishing store Habitat.
    It is now TGI Friday’s restaurant, with the studios and offices of 96.4 Eagle Radio station above.

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