Tragedy on two levels reported the same day

WOKING-area residents who bought The Daily Mirror of Tuesday 16 April 1912 not only read the first reports of the sinking of the Titanic, but also of a fire that destroyed a... Read more »

Mystery of Woking carnival badge found in Canada

A BADGE of privilege for people supporting Woking’s 1946 carnival has been discovered as far away as Canada. But how it got there is a mystery. Diane Zilowsky said in an email... Read more »

Stepping back in time to shop in Chertsey Road

THIS week, we take another look at Woking’s shops in years gone by. Pictured looking for the perfect wedding ring in January 1981 are a young engaged couple. They are assisted by... Read more »

The boys who made Hitler think again

MEN of the Home Guard during the Second World War trained and took part in competitions with live weapons, long after the threat of invasion had passed. News & Mail reader Fred... Read more »

Earl’s appliance of science to farming

THE 2nd Earl of Iveagh, Rupert Guinness, was the head of the famous Irish brewing dynasty. He must have been an extremely busy man when he and his family lived at Pyrford... Read more »

All aboard for the story of motorbus pioneer

FRANK Mills was one of the pioneers of motorbuses in the Woking area. He ran his first bus between Woking and St John’s in 1912, an open-top double-decker that could seat 36... Read more »

Traders take advantage of postcard craze

LOOKING for a new way to promote their businesses, some Woking traders took advantage of a new craze as they looked to promote their businesses in the early years of the 20th... Read more »

The great coronation festival of sport

WOKING was the stage for a huge sports event to celebrate the Queen’s coronation. Reported as the town’s “greatest ever games festival” Woking Coronation Sports took place on 6 June 1953 –... Read more »

Fall in for lesson about military officers’ school

THE imposing Inkerman Barracks at Knaphill was home to many regiments and units over the years. There was even a school for senior officers from the various arms of the services. The... Read more »

Where’s there’s muck there’s iron!

“WHERE there’s muck there’s brass” is a well-known phrase. But in the Woking area, it might be more appropriate to say “Where’s there’s muck there’s iron”. Three weeks ago, Peeps into the... Read more »