The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells moved to Woking in May 1895. His stay may have lasted less than 18 months, but whilst here he wrote some of his best-known works, giving Woking its claim to be the birthplace of modern science-fiction. Of these, the story most closely associated with the town is 'The War of the Worlds'. The book was first published in 1898, and it hasn't been out of print since. Telling the tale of a terrifying Martian invasion, it is one of the earliest stories that details a conflict between mankind and an alien race. This Geocaching Adventure takes you on a short tour of Woking Town Centre, pointing out some of the tributes to Wells and his novel, and then to the sandpit on Horsell Common - the site of the first Martian landing. Information from the Journal entries, displayed at each location, will be needed to find 'The War of the Worlds' Mystery cache: (NB. There's a puzzle to solve too!) The cache page also gives details about parking and walking routes.

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