Are you intrigued by those tall cast-iron tubes?

HAVE you noticed those tall cast-iron tubes pointing to the sky around Woking and the surrounding villages? They are sewer vent pipes, often called stink pipes. Believed to date to the early... Read more »

Survey debunked wealthy’s claims about nomads

ON two days in 1913, police officers throughout Surrey were out and about looking for Gypsies, hawkers, casual farm workers, tramps and travelling show people, recording what they were doing and where... Read more »

Train crash’s low injury toll a Christmas miracle

THREE trains were involved in a crash near Woking station just before Christmas 1955 – but, thankfully, very few of the 1,000 passengers were injured. The accident happened near the railway arch... Read more »

Postcards offer look at how area has changed

OLD picture postcards provide a fascinating look at how the Woking area has changed over the years. And the messages on the backs of the cards offer an enthralling insight into how... Read more »

Focus falls on St John’s Football Club

THIS week, Peeps into the Past focuses on football with some vintage photographs of St Johns FC. The pictures were among those supplied by News & Mail reader Jon Wells. He said... Read more »

Woking firm provided power for landmark journey

IN 1902, Woking electrical engineering firm Accumulator Industries supplied the power for an “electrically propelled carriage” which “covered the 53 miles separating London and Brighton by road on a single battery charge”.... Read more »

Going down Goldsworth Road

A BIG thanks to the readers who responded to the request for more information about the photos of Woking town centre recently highlighted in this feature. Several suggestions were made as to... Read more »

Sidney was quick on the draw in village pub

SITTING in the corner of the bar at the New Inn at Perry Hill, Worplesdon was artist Sidney Sime making sketches of the regulars who drank there. This was a building that... Read more »

Can you shed more light on these photos?

WE’RE looking to enlist the help of Peeps readers this week. Can you add some details to these photos dating from around the 1970s and 80s? Picture 1 shows the premises of... Read more »

Fascinating book was official guide to Woking

THIS week we focus on a fascinating Woking guide book from 1923. The 52-page book described itself as the official guide to the town. The writer, whose name was not given, said:... Read more »