Emperor’s visit to Shah Jahan Mosque

WOKING’S Shah Jahan Mosque has had a number of important visitors over the years, such as the once well-known Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie. Selassie was emperor from 1930 to 1974. His... Read more »

Return to Woking Town Centre: 1960s

THE vintage photos of Woking town centre in the 1960s featured on the Peeps page recently brought some great responses by readers. Nigel Searle has added some details about the shops. He... 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 »

VE Day in Woking 1945

IT WAS a time of celebration 75 years ago as the Second World War in Europe came to an end. On Monday 7 May 1945, the German Supreme Command surrendered unconditionally, with... 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 »

Woking’s forgotten aeronauts

THE first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in 72 consecutive hours by John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown in June 1919 is well known, but there were others who tried and failed... 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 »