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  • Allegros: A welcome return

    Allegros: A welcome return0

    • Food
    • 10th September 2021

    Surbiton’s foodie army has welcomed the return of one of its most popular town-centre eateries, which has remained closed throughout the pandemic. The Allegro cafe has become Allegros, and now boasts a refitted kitchen, new loos, and upgraded menu, smart signage and more storage room. Sandwiched between the carpet shop and rival Caffe Nero at

  • YouTube film on Surbiton station

    YouTube film on Surbiton station0

    Train buff Jago Hazzard has posted a seven-minute video about the history of Surbiton railway station on his eponymous YouTube channel which has over 100,000 subscribers. Jago, who also has a Facebook page called Tales from the Tube, posts short films about public transport in and around London. His video Surbiton Station: An Art Deco

  • 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,

  • 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

  • From flowers to florets… again

    From flowers to florets… again0

    • News
    • 6th November 2020

    Surbiton’s hand-tied specialist has again swapped flowers for florets, becoming a pop-up greengrocer during the second lockdown. Simon Smith Flowers, between Wilders deli and the kebab takeaway at the station forecourt in Victoria Road, Surbiton, reinstalled its door counter to serve customers with fresh produce. There’s a colourful fruit ‘n’ veg display on the pavement… together

  • Look, no hands!

    Look, no hands!0

    Look, no hands! Surbiton’s famous art deco station clock has lost both its pointers. Storm Ciara started it, loosening the elegant elongated diamond of an hour hand on the station clocktower, then Dennis swept into town and dislodged it completely… although it was prevented from tumbling to earth by the heroism of hour markers five

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