Encyclopedia > Woking, Surrey

  Article Content

Woking, Surrey

Woking is a large town in England, in the west of Surrey. It is about 30 minutes by train from London. Woking was formed around the station built there over 150 years ago to act as a junction between trains to the south coast and the necropolis railway to Brookwood cemetery. Later, Woking was home to the first crematorium in the United Kingdom (St Johns) and the first mosque in the UK (on Walton Road). It was also the location for Brookwood Cemetery, which was developed by the London Necropolis Company as an overflow burial ground for London's dead.

It is now a dormitory town for commuters into London and Heathrow airport, with a population of around 90,000.

Woking is famous for its football club Woking FC[?].

It was also home to H.G. Wells and Dame Ethel Smythe[?].

The Basingstoke Canal passes through Woking.

External links



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Sanskrit language

... 3 History 4 External Links Phonology and writing system Sanskrit is typically said to have 36 sounds, though there is some debate over whether certain sounds ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 34.1 ms