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  • Get your tickets for Tolworth’s tribute to Ziggy Stardust

    Get your tickets for Tolworth’s tribute to Ziggy Stardust0

    Join the celebrations to mark 50 years since Ziggy Stardust took to the stage in Tolworth. Celebrate ’72 on Thursday, February 10 will mark half a century since pop legend David Bowie first introduced the world to his iconic and pioneering Ziggy Stardust persona at the former Toby Jug pub back in 1972. Up to

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  • Executed… for keeping mum

    Executed… for keeping mum0

    One of the more unlikely village hall talks you’re likely to encounter is taking place this month. The topic? A woman who was executed for spying, for – effectively – refusing to dob in her husband. It marks the launch of the Book Box series at St Mary’s, Long Ditton. Ethel Rosenburg: A Cold War

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  • That sinking feeling…

    That sinking feeling…0

    A packed community hall at St Mary’s church, Long Ditton, heard a talk from assistant curate the Rev Alison Baverstock about a passion… the Titanic. The area has a bond with the doomed ship as Austin Partner, one of the 1,502 who perished in the freezing waters of the Atlantic on April 15 1912, lived

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  • Surbiton church ‘best in the land’

    Surbiton church ‘best in the land’0

    Congratulations to St Matthew’s, Surbiton, for winning an award which rates it the UK’s best-maintained church. The 1874 landmark in St Matthew’s Avenue has scooped the 2021 Nayler Award for Excellence in Church Maintenance. Team rector the Rev Helen Hancock said she was delighted with the accolade, attributing it to regular volunteer upkeep sessions. The award

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  • Step into baroque dance classes at St Raphael’s church hall

    Step into baroque dance classes at St Raphael’s church hall0

    Learn dances of the baroque period in the company of two long-standing members of the Covent Garden Minuet Company. Kate and Peter Horrocks will teach you the mid-18th century dances performed at Georgian Balls and assemblies – like the formal minuets, sarabandes and gavottes and the informal contra dances – at workshops on Tuesday nights

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  • Striking display of poppies at Royal British Legion in Surbiton

    Striking display of poppies at Royal British Legion in Surbiton0

    More than 5,600 knitted and crocheted poppies adorn The Royal British Legion in Surbiton. The poppies have been made by over 40 women who will be gathering at the building in Hollyfield Road on Sunday to view their handiwork and to enjoy a celebratory afternoon tea. Along with the poppies made to mark Remembrance Day

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