Brian May shares fury over fire service cuts as Chobham Common burns

BRIAN May – musician turned astrophysicist – was packing up precious possessions at the height of the wildfire on Sunningdale Golf Course, fearful the flames might spread to his home. The lead... Read more »

What the postman saw

THE messages written on the backs of old picture postcards can reveal interesting things about the way people communicated in years gone by. Here are three Woking postcards worthy of scrutiny. It’s... Read more »

Children’s charity pop-up shop open at Byfleet Cricket Club

A POP-UP shop at a village cricket club is raising money for a local charity that provides counselling for children and young people Byfleet-based Matthew Hackney Foundation had to cancel most of... Read more »

Annual Hiroshima commemoration to be held online

AN ANNUAL commemoration of the first use of nuclear weapons in war is being livestreamed on the internet this year, rather than being held in public, because of COVID-19 restrictions. Woking Action... Read more »

Red Cross volunteer awarded for pandemic service

A RED Cross volunteer has been awarded a special edition commemorative coin for his role as a driver during the coronavirus lockdown. His outstanding contributions to volunteering as the charity celebrates its... Read more »

Woking FC Ladies get on their bikes for first-team

A GROUP of Woking Ladies football players are cycling from Guildford to Brighton to raise money for the men’s first-team player budget. The women are swapping their boots for bikes for the... Read more »

Army Training Regiment takes on Doko challenge for NHS

STAFF from 1 Army Training Regiment at Pirbright have been tackling their own version of the gruelling Doko challenge to raise money for the NHS. The Doko challenge is based on the... Read more »

Lottery grant saves veterans’ charity

THE work of a charity which supports ex-servicemen has been saved by a £10,000 grant from the National Lottery Community Fund. The money means that the Westfield-based Quick Response Memorial Woodland will... Read more »

Surrey Heritage wins award for WWI memories project

A PROJECT recording memories and thoughts about Surrey’s experience of the First World War has been highly commended in national awards. Surrey Heritage received the recognition in the Archives & Records Association’s... Read more »

Woking’s post war carnival spectacular

WOKING has certainly known how to host a carnival down the years and the one in 1946 must have helped lift people’s spirits following the end of the Second World War. A... Read more »