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  • Blues look to bounce back
    Blues look to bounce back0
    • 2nd August 2020

    Chelsea revert to European business on Saturday, trying to put FA Cup disappointment behind them.  The Blues have the seemingly hopeless task of reversing a three-goal deficit against Bayern Munich to get to the quarter-finals of the Champions League in Saturday’s return leg, delayed by five months.  Truth be told, half the players would rather



  • Virtual gig keeps music alive
    Virtual gig keeps music alive0
    • 6th August 2020

    Musicians and singers might still be barred from entertaining audiences indoors, but that hasn’t deterred Out of the Corner unplugged showcase compere Shelley Stevens keeping music alive by organising an online gig this evening (Thursday). Shelley, who pre lockdown ran a monthly unplugged showcase of emerging acoustic talent at the cornerHOUSE arts centre in Surbiton,



  • Are you ready for a Whole Lotta laughter in a pub garden tonight?
    Are you ready for a Whole Lotta laughter in a pub garden tonight?0
    • 5th August 2020

    Whole Lotta Comedy is back tonight (Wednesday) at The Berrylands. The pub in Chiltern Drive, near Berrylands railway station, is hosting a series of comedy nights on a Wednesday throughout August starting at 8pm. On the bill this evening are Sam Dutton, Stella Graham (pictured left), Mark Beynon, Leigh White, Jake Duthie, Luke Chilton (pictured



  • Mask up for Hogsmill water voles
    Mask up for Hogsmill water voles0
    • 7th August 2020

    Stand out from the crowd, and support a good cause at the same time, by sporting this eye-catching water vole mask (see pic above). The Get InVOLEd mask costs £7.50 with free postage thrown in. Made to order by volunteers from recycled polyester and cotton bed sheets (50-50), it has an endearing water vole logo



  • Fire rages at garden centre
    Fire rages at garden centre1
    • 17th July 2020

    Fire swept through a Long Ditton garden centre overnight, destroying several buildings and leaving the main office as a charred ruin. Flames were spotted rising behind a line of tall conifers at one edge of Hill Park Roses & Plant Centre just before midnight by the intersection of the A3 slip road and Woodstock Lane



  • The Museum of Today archives lockdown with your contributions
    The Museum of Today archives lockdown with your contributions0
    • 25th June 2020

    Take a photo of something from your home or wherever you have been during lockdown that has particular significance for you, record a minute-long video explaining why, and submit it to The Museum of Today. Your contribution will be part of an archive telling the story of a historic few months during which we have


Notable Surbitonians

  • How John Dixon got the Needle
    How John Dixon got the Needle0
    • 23rd June 2020

    The man who gave a new meaning to needlework by transporting an ancient Egyptian obelisk to London was a Surbiton engineer. Shifting a 69ft red granite monument 3,000 miles and installing it on the Embankment looked impossible in the 1870s, but John Dixon relished a challenge. The hieroglyph column, made in around 1450 BC and



  • How to survive crisis: Ed Davey
    How to survive crisis: Ed Davey0
    • 20th March 2020

    EXCLUSIVE: Surbiton MP Ed Davey – a former chair of the government’s emergency committee Cobra – speaks candidly about the coronavirus crisis   Kindness and volunteering will help Surbiton survive the current pandemic as the community rallies to support its most vulnerable residents. That’s the upbeat message from Surbiton MP Ed Davey, who describes himself


Poetry Cheese

  • 100 words to sum up Covid-19
    100 words to sum up Covid-190
    • 21st July 2020

    Surbitonians were invited to sum up their coronavirus thoughts and experiences in 100 words, with the resulting scrapbook of entries being turned into an online flipbook by the web team at the cornerHOUSE arts centre in Douglas Road, Tolworth. This submission was written by Simon Hancock, summing up the contradiction of between being able to


Surbiton Life by David Cox


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