Woking is a small town in Surrey, and its most famous resident must surely be H G Wells. Although the author only lived in the town for about a year, he wrote several books there, including arguably his most famous novel, The War of the Worlds – it’s a great book and well worth a read! The Waterstones here is in the Peacocks Shopping Centre.
The town is quite rightly proud of H G Wells. There are several statues of his work and one of him, as well as a town trail (which I would have liked to do, but sadly we didn’t have time).
Martian Tripod and Capsule
Wells’ house on Maybury Road
The photo below was taken on a previous trip through Woking. The statue was installed in 2016 and was sculpted by artist Wesley Harland. I believe it has moved to a new location since our last visit.
I have just realised that whilst trying to catch up on posts I m currently drinking coffee from my (subliminally chosen…?) ‘H G Tunbridge Wells’ mug!