Repairs underway on dangerous sinkhole

THE News & Mail has been credited with speeding up work to repair a large and dangerous hole in the road. Colin Boxer wrote to Surrey County Council twice to report the... Read more »

Postcard messages and a reader’s memories

AS a collector of old picture postcards, I am just as interested in the messages on the back as the views on the front, writes David Rose. Here is a view of... Read more »

Pyrford’s home for waifs and strays

THE Rowley Bristow Orthopaedic Hospital at Pyrford was once recognised as a centre of excellence for treatment of patients. But the main buildings were previously a home for “waifs and strays”. Founded... Read more »

Project to turn former golf course back to nature

ONE hundred acres of former golf course land at Pyrford are being “rewilded” with native species of plants and trees by a local family. The project adjoins the grounds of The Old... Read more »

Generosity at a difficult time

LAST Thursday we and all our neighbours clapped for the NHS, carers, and volunteers who are doing everything they can to support those in need, writes John Ashcroft. Recently, a leaflet dropped... Read more »

Lockdown unites neighbourhood

THE coronavius lockdown has united residents of a road in Pyrford, who have come together from the isolation of their homes. A WhatsApp group, set up by Myra Clarke to provide practical... Read more »

Residents’ donation helps equip toddler group

A TODDLER group that was saved from closing by two mums who took it over has been able to buy equipment thanks to a donation from a local residents’ group. Kerryanne Bell... Read more »

The night Newark Mill burned down

NEWARK Mill was a handsome building that stood beside the River Wey Navigation between Ripley and Pyrford. That was until the early hours of 3 December 1966, when it was burned to... Read more »
CONGREGATION - a packed St John's Church in West Byfleet

West Byfleet discusses Sheer House development proposals

ST JOHN’S CHURCH in West Byfleet was packed out for a different sort of service when 260 people piled into the pews to discuss proposals for a major transformation in the village. Byfleet, West... Read more »

Teachers’ union seeks compensation deals after Oakfield School closure

A TOP teachers’ union is seeking compensation packages for sacked staff members following the sudden closure of Oakfield School in Pyrford. The private institution in Coldharbour Road closed its doors on 96... Read more »