Welcome to Five on Friday!
I've been to Guildford and have spotted five unusual things.
The Kings Head in Stoke Road has a stamp featuring King George VI on its pub sign. Eric Gill, sculptor, stonemason and typeface designer, made some sculptures and carvings for Guildford cathedral but he also designed the background for the first postage stamp series of King George VI's reign in 1937. When the pub was refurbished a few years ago, it was themed using famous associations with the town like Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, P.G. Wodehouse and Eric Gill.
I rather liked these ornate gates leading into Stoke Park Gardens which are undergoing a revamp at the moment. It used to be the site of a Grade II listed mansion which was demolished in the 1970s.
There were some wonderful reflections in the River Wey Navigations. On 23rd July the National Trust are running an event at nearby Dapdune Wharf where a selection of steam boats will be all fired up.
The pedestrianised High Street is in a right old mess! The cobbles or setts are being reset and the drainage improved with the work supposed to be finished in June. Steep roads were originally paved with setts to give horses hooves better grip.
What a polite mirror! Found in a newly discovered vegetarian restaurant called The Beano.
Thanks to Amy for the Five on Friday link-up
Have a great week