This section begins with my research into the history of my home in Old Woking (its previous owners and occupiers), before moving on to look at the history of some of the neighbouring homes and other properties (past and present) in the village.
An Introduction to our home - 166 High Street, Old Woking
Initial research and the story of David Goliath Bayliss
Alfred, the builder of Butt's Cottages
The landlady, Mrs Elizabeth Kate Ogden-Smith
The Russell family of 4 Butt's Cottages (166 High Street)
The Harris family of 166
The story of 3 Butt's Cottages (168 High Street) - having family next door is nothing new.
2 Butt's Cottages (170)
1 Butt's Cottages (172)
5 Butt's Cottages (164)
The brief look at Clamp's Cottages, on the site before our houses were built
A brief biography of Robert Clamp, owner of Clamp's Cottages
W.C. Slocock, who sold the old cottages to Robert Clamp
A brief biography of Edward Hilder, who sold the cottages to Slocock
The Gardener's Chronicle article on Edward Hilder
As mentioned in the articles on Edward Hilder and Mrs Ogden-Smith, they both at one time owned the Market House (later Cottages) across the road from us (193-207 High Street). The next few articles, therefore, will take a look at the history of those properties.
The Market Cottages - 193-207 High Street