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  • The day that the old buses escaped from the museum

    The day that the old buses escaped from the museum0

    It was the day the bus museum exhibits broke free! With Covid preventing the people attending the annual open day at the London Bus Museum in Brooklands, the old buses decided to take matters into their own hands and return to the people. Routemasters and other grand dames from the golden era of the 40s,

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  • Hands up!

    Hands up!0

    They’re back! In the first bit of good news in Surbiton in a year, the clock hands on the station tower – the symbol of the town – have returned! It’s a moment of cheer in a time of gloom… on a par with ravens returning to the Tower of London. Loosened and ultimately ripped

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  • Veterans mark Armistice Day with services at care home

    Veterans mark Armistice Day with services at care home0

    Veterans at the Royal Star & Garter Home in Surbiton have marked Armistice Day today (Wednesday) with services on each of its three floors (to allow for social distancing), tea and cake, and nearby Shrewsbury House School laying a wreath outside the Upper Brighton Road building. On Remembrance Sunday (November 8), veterans watched the annual

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  • The 999 man of Elgar Ave

    The 999 man of Elgar Ave0

    The man who helped devise the UK’s best-known telephone number lived in Elgar Avenue. Though humble about the role he played, Tom Fallon takes much of the credit for setting up 999. Born in London’s Docklands at the turn of the 20th century, he joined the police after serving in the Royal Navy in the

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  • Societies at risk following eviction from meeting hall

    Societies at risk following eviction from meeting hall0

    The future of many of Surbiton’s best-loved and longest-running societies and groups is in jeopardy after they were evicted overnight from the council-owned hall where they have met for decades. With no notice, 30 clubs were emailed by Kingston Council contractor Engie to say that all hire of the Ewell Road library annexe had ceased

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  • The Museum of Today archives lockdown with your contributions

    The Museum of Today archives lockdown with your contributions0

    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

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