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  • History society hibernates

    History society hibernates0

    Surbiton’s historical society has gone into hibernation during the coronavirus crisis, in common with most other community groups which used to meet regularly. The monthly meetings in April, May and June have been cancelled, with the speakers pushed back until later dates. It means that a trio of intriguing topics will be deferred. April’s talk

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  • How to survive crisis: Ed Davey

    How to survive crisis: Ed Davey0

    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

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  • Keep on dancing

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    Surbiton’s Regency dance class, which meets on Wednesday (Mar 18) at St Mark’s church hall, WILL go ahead… thanks to a mix of old and new precautions against coronavirus. Libby Curzon, who runs the popular and keenly priced classes, says that she is pressing ahead with the next event, with the help of formal gloves

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  • Chris comes into focus

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    Surbiton photographer Chris Arthur’s exhibition of pictures which he took of actors in the 1960s, 70s, 80s and 90s is now on display at Kingston Museum’s gallery. Opened last night by the mayor, it focuses on his work at the National Theatre, 1964-1994, images of Michael Gambon, Laurence Olivier and Maureen Lipman, who seems to

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  • Hit for six by Sobers

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    Hanging from a string at the doorway of a recently opened Surbiton cafe is a cricket ball. It’s at Coffee on the Corner, where Beaconsfield Road meets King Charles Road. But what is it doing suspended there? It commemorates the mighty six scored by arguably the greatest cricketing all-rounder of all time, Garry Sobers, who

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  • Tracing our long lost pond

    Tracing our long lost pond0

    In the late 19th century there was a heated dispute over what should become of Tolworth Pond. There’s no sign of it today; the row led to it being filled in. But you can see it on the 1866 map. Ewell Road crosses the map diagonally, from the junction with Ditton Road in the west

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