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  • Bob Barter’s jazz gig for Ukraine

    Bob Barter’s jazz gig for Ukraine0

    Don’t miss the legendary jazz musician Bob Barter who will be playing a gig at The Berrylands on Sunday (April 10) to raise money to support refugees who are fleeing Ukraine. The 94-year-old former Elgar Avenue resident will be tinkling the ivories at the pub in Chiltern Drive with fellow jazz musicians Jimmy Hastings (tenor

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  • Bob’s jazz fundraiser for Ukraine

    Bob’s jazz fundraiser for Ukraine0

    Ninety-four-year-old Second World War veteran Bob Barter is raising money to help refugees fleeing Ukraine by putting on a jazz gig at the Berrylands pub in Surbiton. The lunchtime gig on Sunday, April 10 by the Bob Barter quintet featuring singer Jenny Howe along with musicians Jimmy Hastings (tenor sax, flute and clarinet), Eric Ford

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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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  • Captain Tom inspires veterans’ book club at care home

    Captain Tom inspires veterans’ book club at care home0

    The book which Royal Star & Garter residents are reading has taken on extra poignancy following the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore on Tuesday. The Surbiton home for disabled veterans and their partners launched a book club recently for its residents living with dementia  – and they chose centenarian and national hero Captain Tom’s

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  • Veterans enjoy songs, haggis, neeps and tatties on Burns Night

    Veterans enjoy songs, haggis, neeps and tatties on Burns Night0

    Singer and health care assistant Jodie Halls entertained the residents of Surbiton’s Royal Star & Garter Home with songs to celebrate Burns Night yesterday (Monday). The veterans at the home in Upper Brighton Road, also enjoyed a traditional Burns Supper – including haggis, neeps, tatties and a dram or two of whisky to celebrate the

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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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