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By David Rose
The mystery picture last time threw a few of those who replied. It did not show Jeffries Passage nor the Angel Gate, but the arcade that one ran from High Street to North Street through Harvey department store, now House of Fraser.
In the photo, on the right-hand side, you can just see the name ‘Harveys’.
The mystery date appears on the plaque on the Town Bridge that commemorates its re-building and re-opening in 1902. Well done to all those who correctly identified that one.
As a side note, the A. F. Asher who opened the bridge was Alexander Forsythe Asher, who was the proprietor of the Surrey Advertiser at the time. He, and a business partner, Angus Fraser Walbrook, bought the newspaper in 1867 from its founder Joseph Whittaker Barfoot.
Asher died on Boxing Day 1916, but his family continued to own and run the newspaper until 1937.
Click here to see Where Is This? No11 and the comments of all those who replied.
Have a go at name the mystery date (see below) which appears on either a sign, notice or perhaps a structure and photographed by Richard Bailey. It’s somewhere in the town centre.
If you think you know 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 photo and mystery date, and the next pair of images.