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 »

Children thrilled by British Empire Exhibition

YOUNGSTERS from Woking were among the 27 million people who flocked to the British Empire Exhibition over a six-month period in 1924, as featured in this week’s Peeps into the Past. The... Read more »

Common reputed to be stage for prize fighting

THE area of Woking Common near what was once the Castle Ramwick Inn is reputed to have been lawless in the 18th century, as we look back with Peeps into the Past.... 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 »

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 »

Memories of St John’s and Knap Hill Nursery

ONE of the many great things about writing Peeps into the Past is how a topic can lead to another. The potted history I wrote in December about the Knap Hill Nursery... Read more »

Watt a pioneer Woking was in electric power industry

ALTHOUGH electricity has not been generated in Woking for more than 60 years, a few relics remain of the Woking Electric Supply Company (WESCO). Peeps into the Past researcher Mark Coxhead has... Read more »

Famous dairy farm made gas from stable muck

CONTRIBUTIONS from three News & Mail readers give a further insight into Rupert Guinness, 2nd Earl of Iveagh, his Pyrford Court Estate and Hoe Bridge Farm that produced milk for the Guinness... Read more »

When cows walked alone through the village

This week, Peeps into the Past reader William Francis shares his memories of growing up in Horsell in the 1920s and 1930s. William, aged 99, recalls the days when cows walked through... 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 »