In 2010 I was asked by the Woking Informer for information and illustrations on the history behind certain local news stories, and this (over the weeks and months) expanded to a weekly column looking at the history of the Woking area in general.
The pages have been grouped together in quarterly form, starting with the summer of 2010.
June-September - Woking Gateway; War of the Worlds; Knaphill's Lost Pubs; Woking Local Board; Byfleet & Knaphill Shows; Woking Palace; West Byfleet; Hoe Valley Floods; Prehistoric Goldsworth; Mr Collyer; Old Woking Floods; Old Woking Lost Pubs; Horsell; Moved Pubs
October-December - Canal Bridges; Water Supply; Fire Service; Inkerman Barracks; Brooklands Ghosts; Bonfire Night; Ex-Servicemen's Club; Woking's Icons; The Mad; The Bad; & The Sad
January-March - Magistrates Court; Old Woking Church; Council Land Housing; Old Woking Shops; St Johns Shops; West Byfleet Shops; Knaphill Shops; Shopping Centres; Chertsey Road Butchers; Tesco & Asda; Lion Retail Park; Orphanage
April-June - Chertsey Road Shops; Ritz; Cinemas; Centre Pool; Centre Halls; QEII Theatre; Woking Co-op; Co-op Branches; Girls Grammar School; Gammons (Pt 1); Gammons (Pt 2); Robinsons; Glosters; Albion Hotel; Woking Station
July-September - Red House; Pyrford Flower Show; Byfleet Church; Byfleet Manor; WG Tarrant; Heathside Hotels; Castle Ramwick & College Arms; Woking Hotels; Byfleet Hotels; New Hotels; Music Venues; Ryde House & High Street; Guildford Road Offices;
October-December - Council Offices 1; Council Offices 2; Council Offices 3; High Street Old Woking; Knaphill Shoe Shops; War Memorials; Woking Library; Skeet & Jeffes; Buildings at Risk; White Hart Old Woking; Bakers; Greengrocers; Toy Shops
January-March - Website & Chemists; Televisions; Garages 1, Garages 2; Garages 3; Horsell Post Office; Anthonys Chapel; Bleak House; Town Circus & Morgan Mall; Sheerwater History; Sheerwater Prehistory; Photography
April-June - Photographers; Postcard Publishers (Eltons); St George's Day Pageant; Postcard Publishers (Brookwood); St. John's v St Johns; Old Woking v Woking Village; M25 (part 1); M25 (part 2); Byfleet Jubilee; Woking Victoria Hospital; Woking FC Carnival; The Broadway over the decade; Local Links to Cornwall; Hugh Butchers Furnishers
July-September - Other Furnishers; John Perrings; More Furnishers; Knaphill Homemakers; Byfleet Homemakers; Co-op versus the World; West Byfleet Supermarkets; Sheerwater Supermarkets; Town Square; Town Square & the Peacocks; High Street Old Woking; Common Land Exchange; and Commerical Road.
October-December - Pictures Wanted; Woking Town Centres; More Pictures Please; Bradfield House; St Johns Post Office & Seasons Deli; Woking's Post Offices (East); Woking's Post Offices (South); Knaphill's Post Office; War Memorials; Woking's Post Office; Woking Palace; Picture Quiz One; and Picture Quiz Two.
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