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Brookwood Country Park

Click HERE to view walks in Brookwood Country Park. Click HERE to view the map of Brookwood Country Park.  

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Woking News & Mail: community pages

Click on the pictures below to view ‘What’s new in the community’ pages from the Woking News & Mail. (Note: unfortunately conversion to a GIF picture file has both reduced the colour depth and caused minor text errors.) March 14, … Continue reading

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Scalding: a totally preventable “accident”

The article below was one of many I wrote for many publications over several years, on behalf of a valve manufacturer. The publisher was ABC&D (Architect, Builder, Contractor & Developer) magazine. Scalding: a totally preventable “accident” The bill tabled by … Continue reading

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Preventing water backflow

Below is another article from my monthly contributions to the training section of a leading heating and plumbing magazine, written on behalf of a leading manufacturer serving those industries. Preventing water backflow The Water Supply (Water Fittings) Regulations 1999 (or … Continue reading

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Water pressure regulation in tall buildings

I wrote the following article in 2009 as one of my monthly contributions to the training section of a leading heating and plumbing magazine, on behalf of a leading manufacturer serving those industries. Water pressure regulation in tall buildings Pressure … Continue reading

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Reducing water wastage using pressure reducing valves

The soil may be waterlogged and the reservoirs full when you read this, but sometimes England is in drought and we are encouraged to conserve fresh water in case the taps run dry. During those periods I wrote many articles … Continue reading

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A church for life – not just Christmas

I’d thought “church” wasn’t for me … until I visited a church like none I’d seen before. It set me on a new journey through life. I made friends with wonderful people. “Church” – what it does and what it … Continue reading

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The Rural Life Centre, near Tilford, Surrey

It must be an age thing. Glimpses of places, buildings, tools and toys from my childhood raise sighs of nostalgia. Yes, the internet displays images of things and places from the past, but there’s nothing like seeing and experiencing them … Continue reading

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The Lightbox, Woking

Welcoming and with not a whiff of the stuffiness you find in some galleries and museums. That’s the nationally acclaimed Lightbox gallery and museum in Woking. Its exhibitions and displays are top-notch, yet it’s visitor and family friendly. And it’s … Continue reading

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Hoe Valley walk, Woking

Head for Hoe Valley Park for a pleasant and easy stroll through green grounds near Woking town centre. Its wide hard-surfaced pathways are ideal for walkers, cyclists and wheelchairs. The paths are level or have gentle slopes, so can be … Continue reading

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