Portal:Surrey

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Surrey is a county in the South East of England and is one of the Home Counties. The county borders Berkshire, Greater London, Hampshire, Kent, East Sussex and West Sussex. The county town is Guildford. Surrey is divided into 11 non-metropolitan districts: Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley, Woking. This portal covers all aspects of Surrey.


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Woking is a large town and civil parish that shares its name with the surrounding local government district, located in the west of Surrey, England. It functions as a dormitory town of the London commuter belt and is located 23 miles (37 km) south west of Charing Cross in central London. Woking town itself, excluding the surrounding district, has a population of 62,796, and the civil parish, which covers part of the urban area inclusive of Sheerwater and Knaphill, has a population of 30,403. This should not be confused with the local government district (the borough of Woking), which has an approximate population of 90,700 (2006 estimate).

Woking also plays a role in literature: it is the town in which the Martians landed in H. G. Wells science fiction novel The War of the Worlds. It also features in Douglas Adams's The Meaning of Liff, as the word for when you go to the kitchen but forget why.


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Nemesis Inferno at Thorpe Park

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Bonita Melody Lysette "Bonnie" Langford (July 22, 1964) is an English actress and entertainer. She came to prominence as a child star in the early 1970s then subsequently became one of the best-known companions of Doctor Who and has appeared on stage in various musicals such as Peter Pan: The Musical, Cats and The Pirates of Penzance. After a brief hiatus she has returned to screen and stage following her acclaimed performances on celebrity talent show Dancing on Ice.


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