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 »

Raising a glass or two at shows’ annual dinners

THE farmers, growers and guests who attended the dinner which followed the Chobham show in the 1890s certainly enjoyed raising their glasses in giving some hearty toasts. Last week, we featured the... Read more »

Village show prize fund was equivalent of £8,600

THIS week we take a closer look at the annual agricultural and horticultural shows held at Chobham towards the end of the 19th century. A previous Peeps article included a photograph from... Read more »

How Woking flowered into a famous name for plant lovers

WOKING was once the epicentre of the hybridisation and propagation of plants that thrived on the sandy soils. These were sold to garden lovers throughout the UK and exported around the world.... Read more »

Woking’s lost ballroom of Atalanta

THE Atalanta ballroom in Woking’s Commercial Road will be remembered by many who were in and around the local area in the 1950s and 60s. Artists who would soon become famous played... 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 »

When Chobham embraced the beet generation

HUGE vegetables were set out for inspection in a photograph of what appears to be a farming competition in Chobham many decades ago. The picture was taken in a field near the... Read more »

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 »