Secret marriage shocked national newspapers

WHEN barrister and poet Arthur Joseph Munby died, aged 81, in 1910, he took to his grave a secret that was not revealed until six months later, when his will was published.... Read more »

Pressing ahead with printing works’ closure

AT one time Unwins’ printing works at Old Woking employed up to 200 people, but these photos show it during its final days after the presses fell silent. Richard Christophers, an archivist... Read more »

Fragments of history from disabled children?

WERE these fragments of leather boots once worn by those known as waifs and strays who lived at the St Nicholas’ Home for Crippled Children in Pyrford? They were recently found by... Read more »

Postcard messages and a reader’s memories

AS a collector of old picture postcards, I am just as interested in the messages on the back as the views on the front, writes David Rose. Here is a view of... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Edith’s vital role as battlefield ambulance driver

THIS week, Peeps into the Past looks at the vital work carried out in the First World War by a young woman called Edith Denyer. In March, we featured Frank Mills and... Read more »

Memories of taking O-levels in hospital

THE recent stories on the Peeps page about Pyrford’s Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital has resulted in readers getting in contact with their memories. When he was a schoolboy, Alan Fairlie injured his... Read more »

Fond memories of growing up in Ripley

READER Sue Grimmer has fond memories of the village of Ripley, where she lived from 1944 to 1953. Following the Peeps into the Past story about tea shops and cafés in bygone... Read more »