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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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  • Put up a poppy poster in your front window to honour the fallen

    Put up a poppy poster in your front window to honour the fallen0

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    • 7th November 2020

    We will remember them, despite the fact that we can’t get together to honour them. Covid-19 has put the kibosh on Remembrance Sunday gatherings across the country but The Royal British Legion has asked people to still commemorate the contribution of veterans and those who died in the two World Wars and later conflicts by

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  • Veterans enjoy a taste of the Caribbean at care home

    Veterans enjoy a taste of the Caribbean at care home0

    The taste of rum, the smell of delicious seafood and the sound of steelpans were among the exotic treats enjoyed by residents at the Royal Star & Garter in Surbiton during a Caribbean party at the veterans’ care home. The charity’s home in Upper Brighton Road was given a makeover for the celebration, with exotic

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  • Berrylands Belles’ Zoom tribute to VE Day’s 75th anniversary

    Berrylands Belles’ Zoom tribute to VE Day’s 75th anniversary0

    Vera Lynn sang it. The Queen said it. And now the Berrylands Belles have Zoomed it. We’ll Meet Again, the song with which armed forces sweetheart Dame Vera serenaded the troops in World War II, has been recorded by the 50-strong, Surbiton-based, all-women choir while in lockdown. Their rendition of the wartime morale booster is

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