German prisoners of war on the loose

SEPTEMBER 1916 and the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front was into its third stage. Back in Britain, German prisoners of war were being held in camps, one of them... Read more »

Gardener who dug up memorial plaque seeks relatives of WW1 soldier

A KEEN gardener who dug up a memorial to a First World War casualty is keen to pass on his find to one of the soldier’s descendants. Alan Hall found the bronze... Read more »

Long-standing public servant had a love of horses

JAMES Hutchinson Driver was a wealthy man who had a great interest in the wellbeing of Woking people and a love of horses. His name was mentioned in the Peeps into the... Read more »

Last Post echoes 80th anniversary of wartime link with Menin Gate

EIGHTY years of an iconic remembrance ceremony being carried out at Brookwood Cemetery were marked with the easing of coronavirus restrictions allowing an increase in people attending the event. The Last Post... Read more »

Seventy floral tributes at butcher’s funeral

WHEN Woking butcher Joseph Harvey died aged 49 in 1934, more than 70 floral tributes were sent by people including fellow traders, such was his popularity. The funeral took place at Brookwood... Read more »

Surrey Heritage wins award for WWI memories project

A PROJECT recording memories and thoughts about Surrey’s experience of the First World War has been highly commended in national awards. Surrey Heritage received the recognition in the Archives & Records Association’s... Read more »