Woking’s post war carnival spectacular

WOKING has certainly known how to host a carnival down the years and the one in 1946 must have helped lift people’s spirits following the end of the Second World War. A... Read more »

Fascinating history ticks all the boxes

HOW many of us take time out to have a good look at the familiar red postbox when posting letters? Many will know that the royal cypher on them dates each one... Read more »

A grandfather’s memories

MANY of us will have fond memories of visiting grandparents when we were young. Peeps correspondent Michael Collyer can recall going to see his maternal grandfather, George Holloway, who lived in an... Read more »

A life on the railways

MANY readers will surely have fond memories of the last few years of steam trains back in the 1960s. This week we feature four lovely images taken at the time by two... Read more »

The lion who lived on a bus

AN adolescent lion, kept as a pet by a Woking taxi firm boss in a double-decker bus, sounds like a tall tale. But it’s true – as is the time the lion... Read more »

Looking back at lost views

THERE is lots to see and reminisce about in these pictures of Woking town centre taken in the mid-1960s. This was how it looked not long before work began to transform the... Read more »

A Quiet Part of Woking

THIS week’s Peeps column shows how quiet parts of Woking were around 100 years ago. In the heyday of picture postcards in the first decades of the 20th century it was not... Read more »

Return to the original Woking High School

WOKING High School for Girls was an upmarket private school in Commercial Road. An old picture postcard of the building has rekindled its history. Founded in 1884, it lasted until to 1922.... Read more »

Inside the original Woking High School

OLD picture postcards give a fascinating glimpse into the past and sometimes a bit of research can reveal a wealth of detail that has long been forgotten. The postcard here, with the... Read more »

Spitfires collide over Woking course: 1941

THOSE brave airmen of the RAF who died in action against the German Luftwaffe during the Second World War are rightly remembered, while those who also gave their lives but died in... Read more »