October, 2012 - A ramble through Surrey - Surrey Life - Archant Community

October, 2012

Speedboat that David Beckham piloted to Olympic opening ceremony up for auction at Brooklands

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An estimated 900 million people watched footballer David Beckham pilot a speedboat down the River Thames for the final leg of the Olympic torch relay this July. An estimated 900 million people watched footballer David Beckham pilot a speedboat down the...

Author Kate Mosse weaves a Labyrinth through France at Guildford Book Festival

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The first book that my French wife ever read in English was Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. In fact, the book and those that followed so inspired her that Sylviane organised a number of the destinations for our honeymoon this summer around them. The first book...

Buy a Weybridge home that hosted Oscar Wilde

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The esteemed writer Oscar Wilde was among the many famous and talented dinner guests hosted at an 18th century grade II listed Weybridge property now on the market. The esteemed writer Oscar Wilde was among the many famous and talented dinner guests hosted...

The building and burning of Brockham Bonfire

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Months of blood, sweat and tears go into the building of bonfires across the nation, only to see them burned down for the pleasure of others on one brief night. Months of blood, sweat and tears go into the building of bonfires across the nation, only...

Antonio Carluccio to cook up an Italian Christmas at The Clink Restaurant, Sutton

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Italian chef Antonio Carluccio will be cooking at The Clink Restaurant at HMP High Down, the first commercial restaurant built inside a working British prison, alongside the prisoners this December Italian chef Antonio Carluccio will be cooking at The...

Rare photos of The Who playing in Cheam in 1966 go up for auction

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Previously unseen photographs of The Who performing an intimate gig in Cheam, in 1966, will be among an array of objects that will go under the hammer in Surrey this November. Previously unseen photographs of The Who performing an intimate gig in Cheam...

Olympics manager launching Surrey Wine School in Guildford and Dorking

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Surrey wine lovers will be pleased to know that Jeremy Blood, a readiness testing manager in security for the Olympic Committee (LOCOG) and a former chief inspector with the Metropolitan Police, is opening Surrey Wine School in December 2012. Surrey wine...

Oxshott pub wins national wine service award

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Many congratulations to all at The Bear pub in Oxshott, which has scooped the Pub Dining Wine Service Award at the Academy of Food & Wine's Annual Awards for Excellence Many congratulations to all at The Bear pub in Oxshott, which has scooped the Pub...

Inspired by Great British Bake Off? Try Clandestine Cake Club

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For those who can't get enough of cake and are missing the Great British Bake Off already, why not check out your local Clandestine Cake Club? For those who can’t get enough of cake and are missing the Great British Bake Off already, why not check...

Great Fosters in Egham to launch two new restaurants in 2013

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Next year will see a complete relaunch of the restaurant offering at Egham's Great Fosters hotel, with ambitions afoot to make it a Michelin-star quality dining destination. Next year will see a complete relaunch of the restaurant offering at Egham’s...

Rising Surrey star wins national hospitality award

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Having been named Surrey Life's winter pub of the year in the early months of 2012, The Bell at Fetcham recently enjoyed yet another accolade, with assistant restaurant manager Amelia Thornhill named the Virgin Rising Star at the Academy of Food & Wine...

Take an interactive tour of Guildford Cathedral with Google Maps

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Google Street View has long been an informative source for location scouting, as well as bouts of coincidental humour, and now Guildford Cathedral has become one of the first in the country to offer virtual tours via the service. Photos: John Leaver Google...

Hilary Mantel wins Man Booker Prize for second time with Bring up the Bodies novel

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The first woman and living British author to win the prestigious Man Booker literary prize twice, Hilary Mantel walked away with the £50,000 reward for her Wolf Hall sequel Bring up the Bodies last night. The first woman and living British author to...

Winning Countryfile cover shot by Surrey photographer stirs badger cull debate

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A Surrey photographer whose winning image will be used on the front page of the 2013 Countryfile calendar has found himself at the centre of the badger cull debate. A Surrey photographer, whose winning image will be used on the front page of the 2013...

Restaurants in Surrey ~ it's all change ~ what are your 2012 faves?

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Running through a our pages at surrey.greatbritishlife.co.uk it leapt out just how much the sometimes sleepy Surrey dining scene has changed this year Running through a our pages at surrey.greatbritishlife.co.uk it leapt out just how much the sometimes...

Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft to be auctioned alongside Lance Cpl Jones's butcher's van

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A Hurricane fighter aircraft will be the star attraction at the Bonhams sale of Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia at Mercedes-Benz World, Weybridge - alongside Lance Cpl Jones's butcher's van from Dad's Army! A Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft will...