The Lightbox, Chobham Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4AA
PUBLISHED: 19:40 14 September 2010 | UPDATED: 17:15 20 February 2013
While the Lightbox may be better known for its art exhibitions, it is also home to the 'Woking's Story' museum.
Originally published in Surrey Life magazine May 2010
Chobham Road, Woking GU21 4AA: 01483 737800
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday, 10.30am-5pm and Sunday, 11am-5pm Curator: Michael Regan
What is the museum best-known for?
Better known for our art exhibitions, we are also home to the Wokings Story museum.
Tell us your favourite local history story
The one about Laddie, the Airedale terrier, who lived out his retirement at the Southern Railwaymens Home for Old People in Woking. He collected money at Waterloo for the orphans of railway men who died while on duty. The Lightbox has a replica of Laddie with his collecting box.
Which is your favourite item in the collection?
A cricket ball given to The Lightbox by the legendary Surrey cricketer Sir Alec Bedser that was presented to him when he helped England beat Australia in the Ashes series of 1953. He sadly passed away last month.
and the strangest?
Female human hair from Brookwood hospital. Taken in the late 19th century, it may have been cut for vermin control or to cool down a patient rather than as a punishment.