Coronation festivities brought much joy to town

IN the post-Second World War years of austerity, as Britain was getting back on its feet, the Queen’s coronation brought much joy to Woking, as this week’s Peeps into the Past will... Read more »

Teas on the Rec became a platinum party

BISLEY’S famous Tea on the Rec event extended to include the village’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations last week. The weekly teas at The Pavilion raise funds for a different charity every Thursday afternoon... Read more »

Woking’s jubilee beacon paid tribute to Her Majesty’s 70-year reign

CROWDS of people gathered in the town centre last week for a beacon lighting ceremony to start Woking’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. At 9.45pm last Thursday evening, Mayor of Woking Cllr Saj Hussain... Read more »

Pupils learn about Queen’s reign in style

RED, white and blue was everywhere as pupils at St Dunstan’s Primary School enjoyed a day of jubilee-themed lessons and activities. “Our fantastic kitchen staff will be preparing a catered street party... Read more »

Post-coronation celebration attended by 20,000

“NEVER before has there been such a day in Woking,” wrote the News & Mail on reporting the events in the local area, as Peeps into the Past looks back to celebrate... Read more »

Village sparkles for Platinum Jubilee thanks to clean-up team

CHOBHAM is sparkling for the Platinum Jubilee celebrations after the annual cleaning of railings alongside The Leat stream in upper High Street. A team of ten volunteers led by parish council chairman... Read more »

Welcome cash boost for talking newspaper

THE service that ensures blind and visually impaired people keep up to date with articles in the News & Mail has been given £333 by Waitrose at West Byfleet. Woking Talking Newspaper... Read more »

Cubs and Beavers help ‘Trash the Trash’ 

CUBS and Beavers from the Sheerwater Scout group have been busy cleaning up their area with a series of litterpicks. “We try to do an annual litterpick but this year I was... Read more »

Stables visit allows pupils to see fundraising benefits for chosen charity

GIRLS from Halstead School saw for themselves how money they have raised is helping people with disabilities enjoy pony riding. They visited Quest Riding for the Disabled at Chobham to learn how... Read more »

Looking back when village was battered by 60 hours of rain – in June

CHOBHAM has been flooded numerous times down the years, when the Mill Bourne has burst its banks But the floods in June 1903 appear to have been particularly bad, as we see... Read more »