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WOKING'S HISTORY & HERITAGE

(Featuring the Articles and Archive of Iain Wakeford)

PREVIOUSLY FEATURED ON THE heritagewalks.org WEBSITE,

WHERE CAN STILL BE FOUND DETAILS OF ALL HERITAGE WALKS, TALKS, EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS.

 

WOKING TOWN CENTRE,

THE WALTON ROAD AREA,

& SHEERWATER

The boundaries of what I think of as Woking Town Centre, the Walton Road area and Sheerwater may not be the same as your interpretation, and any local authority or ecclesiastical boundaries may well have changed over time, so if you cannot find what you are looking for in this section, it may be in a neighbouring area or perhaps one of the more general sections.

 

For Instance I have included all the area between the railway and canal from Sheerwater Road to Victoria Way, but some may view the shops of Goldsworth Road & Guildford Road as being part of Woking Town Centre rather than 'Goldsworth' or 'Heathside'. Items on Wolsey Place and The Peacocks can be found here, together with items on the New Victoria (Ambassadors) Theatre (& Peacock's Cinema).

 

I have tried to divide the archive into logical sections to make finding things easier, but this is not a comprehensive list of items in my archive, just an indication of some of the pre-2000 items I hold, so if you cannot find what you are looking for please ask.

 

Not everything has been scanned, but those that have are highlighted in blue on the list, so if you find something listed in white that you are interested in please let me know and I will try to get it up on this site as soon as possible.

 

 

Deeds, Sales Brochures Etc.

 

I have been lent or given various deeds, sales brochures, etc., for properties all over the Woking area, some of which I have scanned an put on this site. The following relate to this area.

 

 

Chertsey Road

 

1923 Memorandum of Agreement

 

 

Maybury Road

 

1884 Conveyance

 

1884 Mortgage

 

1897 Mortgage

 

1913 Abstract of Title

 

1913 Mortgage

 

1914 Lease

 

1937 Conveyance

 

1937 Abstract of Title

 

1946 Conveyance

 

1946 Mortgage

 

1951 Conveyance

 

1951 Abstract of Title

 

1954 Abstract of Title

 

1966 Lease

 

 

Monument Road & Pollard Road

 

1933 Auction Brochure

 

 

Walton Road

 

1945 Conveyance

 

1946 Abstract of Title

 

1946 Conveyance

 

1959 Mortgage

 

 

Items Relating to Local Businesses

 

A number of items relate to local businesses, such as brochures, magazines, invoices etc. They are listed here.

 

 

1863 Staines, Egham & Woking Junction Railway

 

1910c E.G. Marshall, Butchers Brochure

 

1920 Woking Co-operative Pictorial Souvenir

 

Woking Co-op Society Magazine (Mar 1922)

 

1936 Catalogue (No 50) Skeet & Jeffes Ltd

 

1937 (Sep) Programme for The Ritz Cinema

 

1940's Hugh Butcher's War Damaged Shop Front Designs

 

1952 Wine Store Chertsey Road Price List

 

1953 Wine Store Chertsey Road Price List

 

1954-5 Tyler's Price List

 

1981 Woking Business Park Opening

 

Woking Ford News Extra (Jan 86)

 

Performance Focus on Woking (Phillips Petroleum) (Sep 1987)

 

 

Items Relating to Local Organisations

 

Some items relate to local charities and organisations and such as political parties, uniformed organisations, societies, and religious groups.

 

 

1904 (Nov) Woking Amateur Dramatic Club Programme (at the Woking Public Hall)

 

1911 (May) Christ Church Parish Magazine

 

1916 (Jan) Christ Church Parish Magazine

 

1922 Woking & Horsell War Memorial Official Opening

 

1925 Woking Operatic Society Programme (Merrie England at The Place, Duke Street)

 

1926 Woking Operatic Society Programme (The Gondoliers at The Palace, Duke Street)

 

1928 Woking Operatic Society Programme (Yeoman of the Guard at Woking Central Hall)

 

1933 Woking & District Chamber of Trade (Dinner at The Albion Hotel)

 

1939 Harold Fielding's Wartime Entertainment Programme (at The Atalanta)

 

1940's Boxing in aid of Russian Red Cross Fund

 

1941 Weyside Singers Programme in Aid of the Polish Relief Fund (at The Atalanta)

 

1942 Warship Week Boxing Tournament (at The Grand Theatre)

 

1954 Sheerwater Gardening Association Show Programme

 

1955 Trinity Methodist Jubilee Bazaar

 

1955 (Dec) Liberty - Organ of the Woodham & Sheerwater Ward (Woking Labour Party)

 

1956 (Apr) Liberty - Organ of the Woodham & Sheerwater Ward (Woking Labour Party)

 

1957 Woking Victoria Hospital New Ward Opening

 

1972 Trinity Methodist Church Centenary

 

1978 Proteus (Nov & Dec) Programme for Rock Me Gently at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre

 

1995 (Feb) Maybury Centre Review

 

 

4th-Rite

 

The 4th Woking Scout Group Newsletter

 

(1968-69) (1970) (1971) (1972)

 

 

Sheerwater Pylon & Post

 

When the Sheerwater Estate was first built, the local residents’ association produced a monthly magazine known as the Sheerwater Pylon. I was lent copies of some of the magazines, as well as one called the Sheerwater Post that was produced in October 1953. There are some missing editions, so if you have one that is not here, please get in touch.

 

(Dec 1952) (Apr 1953) (Jun 1953) (Jul 1953) (Dec 1953) (Jan 1954) (Feb 1954) (Mar 1954) (April 1954) (May 1954) (June 1954) (July 1954) (Aug 1954) (Sep 1954) (Oct 1954) (Feb 1955) (Jun 1956) (Oct 1956) (Dec 1956) (Jan 1957) (Feb 1957) (Mar 1957) (Apr 1957) (May 1957) (May-Jun 1958) (Nov 1958) (Apr 1959) (Dec 1959) (Feb 1960) (Jul 1965)

 

 

Woking New Town Centre & The Peacocks

 

A number of documents relate to the building of Woking New Town Centre – The Centre Halls, Centre Pool, Library and what became Wolsey Place – as well as The Peacocks. I have grouped them together here for ease of reference.

 

 

1965 Woking Town Centre Redevelopment Road Proposals

 

1970s County Hall Proposal

 

1970's Woking Centre Halls Plans

 

1970s Woking Centre Halls Brochure

 

1970s Woking Centre Halls and Leisure Centre Catering Brochure

 

1970s Woking Library - A New Look

 

1973 Woking Centre Pool Opening

 

1988 The Peacocks Update

 

1988 The Peacocks Plans

 

1991 Woking Town Centre Vision & Reality

 

1992 The Peacocks Entertainment

 

1992 The Peacocks Opening

 

1992 Peacocks Family Funday

 

1996 (Mar-May) Rhoda McGaw Theatre Programme

 

1996 (Sep-Dec) Rhoda McGaw Theatre Programme

 

 

New Victoria Theatre

 

(Feb/Mar 1993) (May/Jun 1993) (Jun/Jul 1994) (Summer 1996) (Winter 1996/1997) (Winter 1998/1999)

 

 

New Victoria Theatre Programmes

 

1993 Scrooge; 1996 Show Stoppers; 1994-1995 Goldilocks & the Three Bears; 1995-1996 Dick Whittington; 1996-1997 Cinderella; 1997-1998 Snow White

 

 

 

 

 

 

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