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Talk Radio

THERE is a lot talking going on. Everywhere. When you get on in life a bit, as The Scribbler freely admits he is, a bit of peace and quiet is something you come to cherish. Oh, to be able to … Continue reading

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The Sparrows are back!

READERS may remember The Scribbler worrying that his sparrows had disappeared from his front garden. But now he has good news. The sparrows have returned. Gradually, over the last couple of  months, they have started to come back. In ones … Continue reading

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Surbiton – Frontier Town

Richard Jefferies was a writer fascinated by the areas where city and country blend together, come into contact. In his book ‘Nature Lear London’ (1883) Jefferies explores the ‘frontier line to civilisation’. IN 1877, Jefferies, a countryman at heart, moved … Continue reading

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Anne Cornish Vyse

This a tragic little tale with a Surbiton connection. Charles Vyse was a straw hat maker, straw hats being very popular in mid Victorian England. His premises were at 30 Ludgate Street in London. In 1847 bankruptcy proceedings were taken … Continue reading

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Gardening

THE Scribbler is no good at gardening. Just can’t do it. He has tried, yes he has. He has made an effort. The Scribbler has read books. He quite enjoys the gardening programmes on the television. Especially that one where … Continue reading

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Kingstonian

  IT WOULD appear that Kingstonian, The Scribbler’s home town football team, are on the verge of finding a new home, in deepest Chessington. The proposed ground is on the site of Chessington Golf Centre, which is literally opposite Chessington … Continue reading

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Wearing black

The Scribbler spent a considerable part of his life clad almost entirely in black. Over a decade in fact, from around 1978 to 1990, at which time The Scribbler met his dearly beloved, who slowly but surely weaned him, not … Continue reading

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