Street party shows the value of good neighbours

RESIDENTS of Park Road in Woking were out in force to celebrate the return of their long-running street party this month. More than 100, including family and friends, plus residents of nearby... Read more »

A grounding for life from school football

THIS week in Peeps into the Past, we see how skills acquired in a school football team can stand you in good stead for later life. David Raggett, a regular reader, played... Read more »

Beautiful art in a natural setting

VIBRANT autumn colours will form the perfect backdrop to Surrey Sculpture Society’s fourth annual Art in The Garden exhibition at The Savill Garden, which starts on Wednesday. Visitors will discover contemporary and... Read more »

West End Show’s return ‘a huge success’

AFTER a two-year break due to COVID-19, the West End Show returned last weekend with even more participants than usual and around 2,500 people attending. The organisers, from West End, Windlesham and... Read more »

Victoria Square development not opening this year

THE opening of the Victoria Square retail and leisure development in Woking town centre will no longer happen this year. The multi-million-pound transformation project – with new luxury Hilton Hotel, flagship Marks... Read more »

Positive change highlighted in big green week activities

WOKING Environment Action (WEAct) is arranging a series of activities and events starting this week as part of The Great Big Green Week, a national campaign against climate change.  The programme, from... Read more »

Tributes to pioneer of football club’s links with the community

THE leader of Woking Football Club’s work in the community has retired after 17 years in the role. Jane Booth, also well known as Jane Spong, a pioneer of fostering engagement between... Read more »

More memories of orthopaedic hospital

THIS week, Peeps into the Past brings more memories of life at the Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital in Pyrford. Brian Westen got in touch to say his father-in-law, Fred Billingsby worked at... Read more »

Sunshine and crowds at Chobham Carnival

AFTER days of dreary weather, the sun shone brightly to draw thousands of people to attend Chobham Carnival on Sunday. The event’s organisers were uncertain that the crowds would turn up for... Read more »

Pirbright Village Fair rules the waves

THE Pirbright Village Fair proved a great success when it returned last Saturday. “We were thrilled,” said Julia Douetil, one of the organisers. “It had been postponed twice because of COVID so... Read more »