When resting place for beloved pets was under threat from developers

THE Friends of Chobham Pet Cemetery look after the enchanting wooded resting place of people’s much-loved pets that died between the 1930s and 1970s. The cemetery was overgrown and largely forgotten until... Read more »

Wimpy Kid author in drive-through book signing

A PRIMARY school at Old Woking hosted one of the world’s most successful writers last week. Hoe Bridge welcomed Jeff Kinney, author and illustrator of the bestselling Diary Of A Wimpy Kid... Read more »

Walls, real and imagined, form basis for author’s short stories

AN AUTHOR from Knaphill has written a book of short stories about the walls, real and theoretical, that divide people. No One Has Any Intention of Building A Wall, by Ruth Brandt... Read more »

Fascinating book focuses on local folklore

THEY were a superstitious lot years ago in ‘Old Surrey’ with lots of sayings and customs – many of which have died out. The sayings and customs all come under the topic... Read more »

Sue comes home to realise her floristry dream

A WOKING-born woman has returned after 25 years to realise her dream of running a florist. Sue Barry, who grew up in Knaphill and went to school in Sheerwater, took over Ring-a-Roses... Read more »

Community radio veteran wins a national accolade

A VETERAN of community radio in Surrey has won a national award for his half-century of service to broadcasting. Graham Laycock, programme controller at Brooklands Radio, received a National Community Radio Honours... Read more »

Magical Glow will emphasise the beauty of winter garden

RHS Wisley’s popular Glow illuminations return this week, promising more festive magic with new lights shows and atmospheric music. The event runs from Friday 19 November to Tuesday 4 January, 4pm-9pm, except... Read more »

Art pops up to a wider audience

WOKING Art Society opened a pop-up gallery and sale in the Peacocks shopping centre on Saturday. The exhibition, in which all the pieces are for sale, will run until Sunday 28 November... Read more »

The story of three fearless flying brothers

THREE remarkable brothers from Horsell are commemorated in a book that details their heroic service in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. Eric and twins Stuart and Stanley Muller-Rowland... Read more »

School brings community together

GOLDSWORTH Primary School celebrated its fourth annual Diwali fireworks evening last weekend. A cultural programme themed around Indian festivals was held on Sunday in which 20 children from Reception to Year 6... Read more »