Seventy years of the South Western tracked

WOKING and the railway are inseparable. The railway has influenced the development of the town and is the reason why many people choose to live here. The railway provides a fast link... Read more »

Free to view talk on the history of Woking

A RECORDING of a talk on the history of Woking since the 1960s is available free of charge thanks to a local charity that provides audio news services to blind and visually... Read more »

Recalling the business of Henshall & Sons

MY FIRST job when I worked in the advertising department of the News & Mail in 1978 was looking after the situations vacant advertisements, the focus for this week’s Peeps into the... Read more »

Looking into the Pullinger family history

DOES anyone recall Pullinger’s bakery shop in Chertsey Road, Woking, and its second establishment on Knaphill High Street? John Pullinger has been in contact to say that he has lately become embroiled... Read more »

Exploring a home with Dick Turpin connections

ONE of the oldest buildings in the Woking area must be Ramwick Cottage, located close to the town centre on Park Road, writes David Rose. Believed to date back to the seventeenth... Read more »

Campaign’s success to rescue historic fire station

BYFLEET’S derelict Victorian fire station has been saved after a 15-year campaign. The Byfleet Fire Station Trust has announced that the historic building will be sensitively restored and handed back to Byfleet... Read more »

More about the life and times of the Stoop family

A FEW weeks ago, Peeps into the Past looked at aspects of the lives and good works of Frederick Stoop and his wife Agnes when they lived at West Hall, near Byfleet,... Read more »

Do you remember when the bombs fell on Woking?

DOES anyone recall the bombs that fell on the Woking area during the Second World War? If so, do you have stories or photographs passed down from your family? Surrey History Centre... Read more »

Photo thought to show successful 1923 carnival

“DOES this old picture show one of Woking’s carnivals?” asked reader Andy Doran, hoping the Peeps into the Past column could shed some light on the black and white image. He emailed... Read more »

Remembering the Stoops of West Hall

WEST Hall is a large house in Parvis Road, between Byfleet and West Byfleet, and the focus of this week’s Peeps into the Past. The house was once the home of the... Read more »