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Where Is This? No:25

Published on: 18 Sep, 2012
Updated on: 18 Sep, 2012

The plaque above the boundary stone within a wall in Haydon Place explaining what the stone is. The stone itself is inscribed ‘1762’ and was last week’s mystery date picture.

By David Rose

Jackson’s Garage, the mystery photo featured last week, was at 97 High Street. The site is now where Millbrook / A281 sweeps through the town on past Debenhams towards Shalford.

Many of your were correct with your replies, click here to see last week’s page and the replies at the foot of it.

However, I think Dave Peters’ reply, in which he believed the location was the top of the Upper High Street, was where motor dealers E.J. Baker once was. And Puttocks was on the other side of that part of the Upper High Street. I stand to be corrected by those with longer memories than me!

The mystery date was a bit trickier, but Chris Townsend correctly identified it as being on the boundary stone on the east side of Haydon Place, near the junction with North Street, once the Surrey Arms, but more recently Pizza Hut. There is  a plaque above it  that tells the reader what it is. See picture.

Here we go with this week’s pair…

Do you know where this mystery date is?

The mystery date is set within a nice piece of terracotta among brickwork on a building somewhere in Guildford town centre. Do you recognise it?

Recognise this? You will probably have know it after the garden area was built on. The bus shelter (right) and the building on the far left might be a give away.

The mystery photo actually dates to the 1930s. If you need some clues, look to the far left – recognise that building? And the bus shelter and railings? They were all there up to about 25 years ago. The area that is planted up in the middle was later built on – single storey buildings related to the building on the left.

If you know the answers and can supply more details, 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:25

  1. Brian Holt

    September 20, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    The picture is the old Co-op milk dairy in Woodbridge Road now Curry’s/PC World, Ladymead.

  2. Doug Staniforth

    September 21, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I think the building on the left is the old (Coop) dairy on Ladymead where Currys now is.

  3. Ray Springer

    September 21, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    The picture with date 1895 is of a brick panel above French Connection in North Street on the corner of Market Street.
    This building was a Berni Inn restaurant some years back, and before that the Gammons department store

  4. Chris Townsend

    September 22, 2012 at 7:01 am

    The date is on the former Gammon’s store, at the top corner of North Street and Market Street.

    The photo is of the Co-op Dairy, Woodbridge Road.