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Readers’ replies to last week’s mystery photos have now been added to the original story. Click here to see. Carl Norris, Bernard Parke, Irene Shettle and Ian Plowman have, between them, spotted the locations.
The first picture was of the junction of Old Palace Road and The Chase. See Ian’s interesting comments about the area and the shops once there.
The second picture appeared to be harder to identify. It shows Ladymead in about the 1980s before today’s retail park was built. I was a bit crafty in cropping the original picture. Off to the left is Woodbridge Road. So, if you stood at the same spot today you would roughly be looking towards Burger King with Homebase away beond the car park. Just out of view in the old photo is the Bridge Cafe. Who remembers that?
On to this week’s two images. The one above is cropped from an aerial view of Guildford. I think it dates from the late 1960s. Can you name any features seen in it?
The picture (below) features a row of cottages and what appears to be an antiques shop. Do you know where it is? And, does anyone have any ideas as to why some of the windows have been bricked up? I am not sure of the date these houses were built, but the Window Tax that existed in Britain from the late 17th century, was repealed in 1851.
If you think you know all, or some of the answers, leave a reply in the box below. All replies will be posted at the same time in about a week’s time, along with a new post with the answers to this week’s photos, and the next pair of images.