We’re off to the shops – back later, possibly stressed, so can’t promise to reveal the answer until much later. Update: Back from shopping, actually, surprisingly relaxed.
The unusual posts stand in front of the West End War Memorial. I know nothing about the posts, which I know I should, since I asked a question about them. Looking at the copyright photo in Exploring Surrey’s Past, it shows the posts surrounding the war memorial when erected in 1923, and moved in 1972 to its current location at the junction of Church Road and Windlesham Road. The war memorial is Grade II listed. Click on images to enlarge.