Tribute to resident who was mainstay of village life

BYFLEET paid tribute to a hugely popular figure when an invited audience attended the dedication of a bench in his honour. Godfrey Chapples was a mainstay of the village, notably as a... Read more »

Footy and underwear

THIS week, Peeps into the Past focuses on bygone Byfleet – specifically its football team and the women’s underwear factory that was located in the village. Reader Graham Osborn emailed the pages... Read more »

Byfleet residents urged to speak out to save green belt

RESIDENTS are being urged to make their voices heard to save the Green Belt in Byfleet and West Byfleet. Woking Borough Council is going through the final consultation stage for the Site... Read more »

Villagers get stuck in to tackle community ditch project

BYFLEET residents and local community groups worked together last weekend to clear out an overgrown ditch in Mill Lane. The project originated from work on surrounding ditches, including in the grounds of... Read more »

Church’s prayer video “a real blessing”

A WEB of events and connections from Byfleet to South Africa has led to a recording of the Lord’s Prayer by a group of singers for St Mary’s Church in the village.... Read more »

Riverbank woodpecker rescue

AN 11-year-old boy was lowered by his ankles to rescue a young woodpecker that was caught in fishing line at the bottom of a steep riverbank. Fin Rawlings-Smith was seeing his grandmother,... Read more »

Singalong lifts village spirits

THE residents of Byfleet are taking part in a mass singalong from their gardens and streets to bring some cheer to the local community. Byfleet Sings was set up by former professional... Read more »

Does anyone remember Flexees of Byfleet?: The hunt for a missing Factory

DOES anyone recall a factory in Byfleet called Flexees? Perhaps you worked there or know someone who did? These photos were emailed to me by reader Phil Gasson. They belong to his... Read more »

Brooklands Parkrun wins active community award

A LARGE number of puddles and a virtual lake failed to deter runners celebrating their group winning a prestigious award. More than 250 people splashed around the Brooklands Parkrun route last Saturday... Read more »

Byfleet Christmas fayre

A FUN and festive Christmas Fayre was enjoyed by all at Byfleet Village Hall last Saturday. On a sunny autumnal morning, the fayre got under way with Penelope the street organ delighting... Read more »