Tag Archives: Surbiton

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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The Fall at Surbiton Assembly Rooms

  Ok, so I am going to write about The Fall now. One of the Scribbler’s favourite bands, and at the same time one of his most unreliable favourites. But it is the Scribbler’s blog, so a bit of self-indulgence … Continue reading

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The Yardbirds

NOW we have already established that Berrylands is as rock ‘n roll a place as you can find. Apart from maybe New York, LA, Memphis, Madchester, Liverpool, Philadelphia, Chicago…. Ok, so it’s not quite in that sort of league. But … Continue reading

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The Hampton Court to Surbiton Ghost…

NOW, the Scribbler loves a good ghost story. Who doesn’t? It was while perusing Peter Ackroyd’s superb book “The English Ghost” (Vintage Books, £7.99) that he came across this odd little tale that directly relates to this area. Ackroyd writes brilliantly … Continue reading

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