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Where Is This? No.276

By David Rose

The ivy-covered house seen as the vintage picture on the previous Where Is This? No.275 is at Milford, at the junction of Portsmouth Road, Church Road and Station Lane.

The clock in the quirky picture featured previously is to be found on the Farnham Road multi-storey car park.

Click here to see the previous post and readers’ replies.

Buildings that will certainly be remembered by readers? Click to enlarge in a new window.

First up this time around is a picture of Heathorns Turf Accountants shop, taken in 1971. The buildings, close to the town centre, were pulled down a few years later, but do you recognise the location and can say what is there now?

Also, where was the photographer standing to take the picture?

Do you know where this sun dial can be found? Click to enlarge picture in a new window.

The quirky picture features a sun dial in one of those kind of hidden away open spaces / gardens close to the town centre, in this case not far from Guildford Museum.

If you know the answers and perhaps can add some more details, please leave a reply in the box below. I’ll try to give the answers in around a week’s time.

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7 Responses to Where Is This? No.276

  1. John Lomas Reply

    October 7, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    The old photo is on Onslow Street photographed from inside the old gas works site.

    The photographer must have been in/on a building; unless at that date there was a wrecker’s crane on site.

    The picture in Where Is This? No.50 (2013) taken at ground level suggests that the crane possibility mentioned above is the more likely.

    The photo must date from 1968 or later because of the Ford Escort Mk I parked outside Babbingtons.

    I see that an answer to number 27 of the forerunner to Where Is This? (2012) has identified the hairdressers that used to be there. Is this photo the one Richard Christophers mentions or was that the one used in 2013?

    The Millennium sundial should be in Millmead Gardens, but it isn’t in the same spot that it occupied in Where is This? No.55, unless it is the hedge, brickwork and gravel that has been removed.

    The angle and direction of the two pictures are quite close which makes that unlikely.

  2. Bernard Parke Reply

    October 7, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Commercial Road before the ill-conceived gyratory system was built.

  3. Mike Williams Reply

    October 8, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    These shops were in Onslow Street and backed on to the vast Friary Meux brewery site.

    At a guess they stand where the goods entrance to the Friary Centre is today.

    I miss The Little Wood Shop out of frame to the left.

    Babbington was a newsagent.

    Depending on the date I think the photo might have been taken from the car showroom of Austin dealers Jacksons.

  4. Chris Townsend Reply

    October 8, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    The bookies’ shop was in Onslow Street, on part of the site of the Friary Centre.

    My guess is that the photo was taken from the then new Bedford Road car park.

    The sundial is in Castle Cliffe Gardens.

  5. Mike Dillon Reply

    October 13, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    The shops were in Onslow Street and the shop on the left was Parsons.

    I remember going there many times in the 1950s to buy tools and nuts and bolts. It was run by
    old Mr Parsons and his son. Both were always very helpful.

    Where the shops were is now the goods delivery area for the Friary Centre.

    The photo was taken from about where Jackson’s motor showroom used to be.

  6. Albert Robinson Reply

    October 14, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I suspect this was in Onslow Street. The row of shops adjacent adjoined the Friary Meux site to the right.
    Happy Days.

  7. Doug and Bill Stanniforth Reply

    October 14, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    Onslow Street, the shops are now on the site of the Friary Shopping Centre.

    We think the photo was taken from Jackson’s Garage. The bike is a Raleigh which still comes to us for repairs, we thought at first it might be Mr Giles’ but as there are no pubs nearby we dismissed the idea.

    The sundial is in Castle Cliffe Gardens.

    Ed: Mine’s a pint please!

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