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One of the most recognisable features of the common is the sand pits. It is roughly in the centre of the common. The sand there has been used for houses in the nearby area. The pits have been used by H.G. Wells as the site of the first Martian landing in his novel The War of the Worlds, the Martains emerge from their craft and fire the Heat-Ray at the bystanders. The sand pits have since become a site of pilgrimage for many science fiction fans.
Horsell Common Sand Pits & THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
Google Maps - Woking & Surrounding Area
H.G Wells Conference Centre - Woking
Victoria Subway Mural - Woking
Birth Place of H.G Wells - High St Bromely
Home of H.G Wells - Woking -1890's
Martian Tripod Sculpture - Woking
Horsell Common Sand Pits
Maps Location Links:
Life on Mars. A Million to One? - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia Page
Mars - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia Page
Mars - NASA Explotation Program
Bacteria and the immune system - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia Page
Astronomy at the Time of H.G Wells
Leatherhead - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia Page
Horsell Common Preservation Society
British Army during the Victorian Era - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia Page
History of Woking 1800 Onwards - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia Page
Michael Condron - Sculptor & Creator of the Woking Martian
Local Sights in Woking - Woking Borough Council
Woking - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia Page
The War of the Worlds - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia Page
H.G Wells - Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia Page
External Resource Links:
The Sand Pits - Horsell Common 2012.  Fun for all, Kids and Dogs alike !
First Cylinder Lands on Horsell Common Sand Pits.
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