From a young 15 year old starting out on a railway career, he takes us through the early days of cleaning steam locomotives, learning the tasks of other manual grades, fireing on various locomotive types, before progressing to a driver. The experiences of Dieselisation, Electrification, Modernisation and Privatisation, all are covered on the journey. Available from Amazon at: From the 3rd April this was further reduced to just five day and three night time departures. However, by this time it was realised that due to late delivery of the new electric stock, the deadline for the demise of steam was put back to the 9th July and an interim timetable introduced from 12th June.
Dorking and surrounding areas
THE 80's EMPORIUM - Purveyor of Prestige & Performance Motor Cars
A thrilling day of pure club hill climbing with a fine display of Bugattis and other racing marques being tested on the famous Prescott Hill. An idyllic atmosphere harking back to the halcyon days of racing. All classics Number of Cars Attending: The Heddington and Stockley Steam Rally has been an annual event for the past 41 years, with very few exceptions. This year we're celebrating the very best in food and drink. The Food Village will bring together hand-picked delights from local suppliers to tastes from around the world all based around a family seating area with the best views of the Main Arena.
University of Kent
Origins[ edit ] A university in the city of Canterbury was first considered in , when an anticipated growth in student numbers led several residents to seek the creation of a new university, including Kent. However, the plans never came to fruition. In the Education Committee of Kent County Council explored the creation of a new university,  formally accepting the proposal unanimously on 24 February
History[ edit ] Neolithic flints have been found and there are several round barrows on the heaths; such as the Bee Garden in rolling Albury Bottom, a scheduled ancient monument  and the "Herestraet or Via Militaris" of the Chertsey Charters ran through Chobham parish. In Roman silver coins of Gratian and of the time of a Valentinian , and copper coins of a Theodosius , Honorius , and another Valentinian, a spear-head and a gold ring, were found near Chobham Park in the parish. Chobham appears in Domesday Book as Cebeham held by Chertsey Abbey , as it was at the time of the conquest, with interests also acquired by the time of its survey, , by two minor Norman figures, possibly bishops, Corbelin and Odin.