A History of Woking
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Woking owes its modern origins to a cemetery company which exploited the potential of cheap land within easy reach of London to promote speculative buildings around a railway station in the midst of an empty heath. The town's eccentric development continued with the building of two prisons, a huge lunatic asylum, Britain's first crematorium, a retirement home for actors and actresses, a mosque and an Oriental institute. Crosby explains all in this second edition of his illustrated town history.