History - A Timeline of Tongham Wood

20th Jun 2004
Formation of TWIG
The voluntary group Tongham Wood Improvement Group is formed.
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Oct 2002
BVCP and local volunteers get to work
Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership (BVCP) recruit local volunteers to clean up Tongham Wood. The start of a regular task programme.
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BVCP take over management
Blackwater Valley Countryside Management on behalf of Surrey County Council
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Improvements to the site begin
Two new plantations of mixed deciduous woodland planted either side of the old woodland to alleviate the impact of the road and enhance the landscape.
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Blackwater Valley Relief Road
Land was taken over to build the Blackwater Valley Road scheme.
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Dec 1960
Tongham railway closed to public freight
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4th Jul 1937
Passenger services cease at Tongham railway
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Tongham Fruit Farm Worker mid-1930s to 1950s
Memories of a former worker on Tongham Fruit Farm. Part of the old orchard lies within the wood and some old fruit trees remain.
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Rail branch line opened for gas works
A short branch was opened from Tongham to Aldershot Gas Works.
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Tongham station was opened by the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) as one of two intermediate stops on a now-closed section of the Guildford to Alton line
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