Designed by Michael Condron, and unveiled in April 1998. The tripod celebrates Woking's connection with the War of the Worlds. The Tripod is 2nd (23') tall. The legs are 17 cm (7") in diameter.
The Martian is tucked round the corner from the main shopping centre. behind British Home Stores.
It is still a matter of wonder how the Martians are able to slay men so swiftly and so silently. Many think that in some way they are able to generate an intense heat in a chamber of practically absolute non-conductivity. This intense heat they project in a parallel beam against any object they choose by means of a polished parabolic mirror of unknown composition, much as the parabolic mirror of a light-house projects a beam of light. But no one has absolutely proved these details. However it is done, it is certain that a beam of heat is the essence of the matter. Heat, and invisible, instead of visible light. Whatever is combustible flashes into flame at its touch, lead runs like water, it softens iron, cracks and melts glass, and when it falls upon water, incontinently that explodes into steam.