The borough of Woking is evidently a diverse placed that has housed, schooled or played host to many famous faces throughout much of its history. The list below offers a brief overview of just some of the many famous faces that have helped to shape Woking’s history.
Born on 18th June 1941 in Woking and has sold over 16 million copies of her cookbooks.
The Booker prize-winning author, attended Woking County Grammar School for boys between 1966 and 1973. His internationally bestselling book “The Remains of the Day” was adapted into a film that starred Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson. He was also awarded an OBE for literature in 1995.
The boss of McLaren.
Status Quo member. Rick attended Goldsworth School in Woking.
Dame Ethel Smyth
Was once a resident of Hook Heath Avenue.
The Spice Girls
This famous pop group started their music career at the Knaphill-based studio after being selected from 100’s in June 1994.
Originally the founder of the rock group Genesis. Peter also went on to pursue a solo music career which involved him writing all of the music for the milinimum festival at the Dome. He resided in Chobham and also attended St Andrews school between the 50s and 60s.
A famous comedy writer and stand-up comedian, was born in Woking in 1964. Harry lived here for 18 months before moving to Hong Kong.
You can also find many more famous names at Brookwood Cemetary in Woking – if you would like to learn more about the historical tapestry that is behind today’s modern village.
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