Did You Know?
- Horsell Common was the scene for H.G.Well’s depiction of the Martian invasion of Earth, in War of the Worlds.
- Also found on Horsell Common are two fine Bronze Age (2500 700) bell barrows. John Aubrey, the antiquarian, visited the site in 1718 and commented: “On the heath in this Parish are two round Hills or Barrows, supposed to have been the Burial-Place for Men slain in Battles.”
- Woking is also home to the first mosque in the country, the Shah Jahan Mosque, built in 1889.
- During the First World War, over 760 people who either lived or worked within the boundaries of the modern Borough of Woking lost their lives.
Click here to see the catalogue of the St Peter’s, Woking, Parish Records (1611-1878) held at the Surrey History Centre.