A Ripley in time

“THE roaring, rushing Ripley road is known to every motorist, and the old houses lining the village  street witness a never-ending procession of traffic.” These words were first published in 1938 in... 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 »

Jobs created as company buys two pubs for refurbishment

BARONS Pub Company has added two premises near Woking to its portfolio, taking the total to nine. The Jovial Sailor in Ripley and The Inn at West End, the latter being the... Read more »

Ripley Rocks harder than ever

SATURDAY’S annual music festival at Ripley outshone the shows of previous years, easily achieving its fundraising target on behalf the village scout group. Ripley Rocks attracted hundreds of people to Court Meadow,... Read more »

Blazing saddles: the Olympic road race rips through the borough

A NATION swelled with pride as the Olympic Games burst into life over the weekend, and Woking was at the emotional heart of it. Thousands lined the streets as the men’s and... Read more »
DABB HAND – Chris Dabbs shows off his Olympic Torch with wife Helen, son George and mum Brenda

Olympic Torch bearer Chris really has the Midas touch

MARK CAVENDISH and Bradley Wiggins may have electrified the ecstatic crowds as they tore through West Byfleet, Pyrford and Ripley but it was the generosity of one local man that truly encapsulated... Read more »
IN THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE CORNER – pupils at Hermitage School, St Johns, give their Jubilee celebrations the thumbs up

Woking residents out in their thousands to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

IT was a weekend none of us will ever experience again. Street ­closures were rejoiced. The weather was not an issue. The Queen was ­celebrating 60 years on the throne and Woking... Read more »