February, 2011 - A ramble through Surrey - Surrey Life - Archant Community

February, 2011

Marmalade Marathon at Fanny's Farm Shop

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This morning, I had 23 different types of marmalade for breakfast. Straight out the jar with a spoon. This morning, I had 23 different types of marmalade for breakfast. Straight out the jar, with a spoon. Some contained pieces of fruit so large it’s...

Why Top Gear has got nothing on Guildford Cathedral

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Many of you will have watched as Jeremy Clarkson and the Top Gear boys attempted to turn a combine harvester into a modified snow plough – complete with flame thrower, of course - on Sunday. But they weren't the only ones seeking solutions for the white...

A giant's head takes shape in Farnham (and Tim Burton could follow)

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Surrey Life reader Holly Neale reported back over the weekend on Bourne Woods' latest Jack the Giant Killer developments. Surrey Life reader Holly Neale reported back over the weekend on Bourne Woods’ latest Jack the Giant Killer developments. A...

An @SurreyLife week in non-Twitter tweets

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You can follow us @SurreyLife but because the madness never stops… You can follow us @SurreyLife but because the madness never stops… Monday Dreaded deadline day. A John Miller Dorking shot on the outside, how Colin Firth takes his coffee on...

What is it about a little Goat Boy that brings hundreds onto Surbiton's streets in celebration?

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Having already brought us suburban skiing, homage de fromage and the first British bread golf open, the State of Seething is preparing to remember Lefi Ganderson, the legendary Goat Boy of Mount Seething, on Sunday February 27 Having already brought us...

The world's gone Wikileaks and our woods could be going with it…

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Seeing as Surrey is England's most wooded region, the government's proposals to sell off much of the remaining public forest have caused nervous glances towards the smaller remaining Forestry Commission sites in the county. Seeing as Surrey is England’s...

Reopening date announced for Watts Gallery, Compton

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After two and a half years and £11m, the restoration of the Watts Gallery in Compton is finally nearing conclusion and an official reopening date has been announced. After two and a half years and £11m, the restoration of the Watts Gallery in Compton...

Olympic cycling time trial unable to resist Elmbridge?

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For some time an announcement regarding the Olympic cycling road race coming to Surrey had been expected but... For some time an announcement regarding the Olympic cycling road race coming to Surrey had been expected but documents leaked to the Surrey...

Ripley named rural farmers' market of the year – Gourmet Life

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Many congratulations to Ripley Farmers' Market, which has been named rural farmers' market of the year at the 2011 National Farm Retail Awards. Many congratulations to Ripley Farmers’ Market, which has been named rural farmers’ market of the...

Torres moving to Surrey

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I was doing a little number crunching, sub-Private Eye style, while watching transfer deadline day unfold in the football world yesterday and was once again struck by the disparity between the modern game and reality. I was doing a little number crunching...