International Stores and Green Shield Stamps

MANY readers will surely remember shopping at International Stores that once had branches throughout the UK, including several in the Woking area. The store pictured here in the 1980s was on Rosemount... Read more »

Lifting the spirits with a feel-good show

MEMBERS of Winston Churchill School lifted the spirits of audiences who came to see Sister Act at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre. A run of shows from Tuesday to Saturday, plus a matinee... Read more »

Doctor Faustus at Gordon’s School

THE dark, intense world of Doctor Faustus played to capacity audiences at Gordon’s School. An all-student cast, supported by a production team almost entirely made up of students, enjoyed rave reviews for... Read more »

Brexit division flares in row over mistaken flag identity

THE European Union flag is no longer flying on the roof of Woking’s civic offices – contrary to claims from angry residents. The distinctive blue flag with 12 yellow stars was lowered... Read more »

Statue of aviation pioneers unveiled at Brooklands Museum

A STATUE commemorating the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic more than 100 years ago has been unveiled at Brooklands Museum. The statue, of Captain Sir John Alcock and Lieutenant Sir Arthur... Read more »

Children invited to RSPCA Action Day

THE RSPCA is inviting local children in care between the ages of 11 and 16 to an information day where they can learn about animal welfare and meet inspectors. The animal welfare... Read more »

St Mary’s School celebrates Young Carers Angel Award

ST MARY’S CofE Primary School in Byfleet is celebrating being given the Young Carers Angel Award by Action for Carers, Surrey. The Angel Award scheme was developed by young carers in Surrey... Read more »

Cherry Trees shows support for cycle race

The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 has received backing from a local charity, which says the cycling race provides vital fundraising and is also enjoyed by the disabled children and young people it helps.... Read more »

The railway that built an orphanage

THE Southern Railway Servants’ Orphanage in Woking was reliant on voluntary contributions to run it and a number of ingenious fundraising schemes were employed. In addition to a few pennies a week... Read more »

Hicks reunited with owners after six years

THE RSPCA has reunited a cat with her owner after six years, thanks to the pet’s microchip.  RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre in Chobham received a call from a member of the public,... Read more »