Oaktree and Hermitage Schools welcome new executive headteacher

THE Oaktree School and The Hermitage School in St John’s have welcomed Clare Spires as their executive headteacher, writes Len Walker. Mrs Spires took up the position at the beginning of the... Read more »

German prisoners of war on the loose

SEPTEMBER 1916 and the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front was into its third stage. Back in Britain, German prisoners of war were being held in camps, one of them... Read more »

The sun shines through as Surrey Half returns

MORE than 1,300 people put on their running shoes to complete the three races of the Mercer Surrey Half Marathon event on Sunday. There were 924 finishers in the half marathon itself,... Read more »

Teams invited to make a splash for Swimathon

SPLASH out for charity and have fun while you’re at it, as part of this year’s Woking Rotary Swimathon. “This event has raised over £170,000 in the last 12 years for local... Read more »

Celebration concert to highlight talent of festival musicians

A SPECIAL showcase of musical talent is to be held at Christ Church in Woking next month, featuring live performances from musicians who took part in last year’s Woking Music Festival. For... Read more »

Get your artwork noticed

IF YOU photograph, draw or paint the natural world as a hobby you will appreciate the astonishing variety and beauty provided by the flora, fauna and landscapes of our area. This autumn,... Read more »

Precious memories of a Ripley childhood

LIKE most villages in the Woking area, Ripley has changed over the years. Sue Grimmer lived there from 1944 to 1953, and this is the second collection for Peeps into the Past... Read more »

Residents delighted by return of village show

A LONG queue of eager villagers awaited the opening of the 170th Chobham Show on Saturday, as the event returned after being cancelled last year because of the pandemic. Coronavirus precautions led... Read more »

Firework displays not going off this year

TWO major firework displays will not be happening for a second year running because of the coronavirus pandemic. Woking Fireworks Extravaganza has been cancelled. It follows a decision by Ripley Bonfire Association... Read more »

Cadets hone their military skills

MILITARY skills were in focus for 1349 (Woking) Squadron Air Training Corps at camp this summer. For two days, a group of 12 learned how to use the L98A2 rifle, the cadet... Read more »