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From the EDITOR

WELCOME TO OUR NOVEMBER ISSUE. Remember, Remember, the 5th of November! Firework season is upon us! Much to the horror of many of our beloved pets. Is it just me, or have fireworks become much louder these days? Some sound like actual explosions rather than the rockets I remember from my childhood! Or maybe, I’m just getting old! Please be mindful to keep your pets inside during the evenings for a few weeks, and why not turn the TV up for good measure! We are delighted to hear that the Ember Players are taking to the stage again; this time with David Tristram`s comedy “A Bolt From The Blue” which they will perform at The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames, Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th November. A great night out, I’m very sure. Further details within. It’s that time of year when our pages fill with Christmas Fair details and other pre-festive events; we have a good selection for you to choose from, including details of a Santa Fun Run in aid of Princes Alice Hospice, and Surrey Music presents a charity concert extravaganza; ‘A perfect Christmas Night’ This promises to be an amazing evening with over 200 voices to entertain you! See page 16 for more information. This is a very special year for Armistice Remembrance Sunday; the Centenary year. Do take a little time out to remember … I hope you have a good month, until next time, take care…



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A local charity is hoping to find dynamic and enthusiastic directors/trustees with an interest in assisting their organisation which supports local families. You would be responsible for providing strategic direction and both legal and fiscal management of the charity.

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A hospice is looking for volunteers to provide company and interaction with patients in their own home. This may include building a rapport, sitting silently with them or talking or reading to them. You would also be supporting the families by allowing them to attend appointments.

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The Ember Players of Thames Ditton are about to raise the curtain on their 2018/19 season with David Tristram`s comedy “A Bolt From The Blue”. Director Steve Clunn said “Edward Jones is just an ordinary guy, doing ordinary things – if you count scaling towering electricity pylons for a living as ordinary! Then, the day before his 40th birthday, he gets struck by lightning.” What happens next is, quite literally, incredible. It defies logic and the fundamental laws of nature. “It`s is a very funny and quite poignant story,” says Steve. “It sets all the nerves tingling before reaching an extraordinary conclusion.” Actor Richard Lyons (pictured) plays the `electrified` Jones - and he`s hoping to avoid the `Ember Players Curse.` On an opening night, exactly 25 years ago, member Tony Smith (a former Deputy Head of St. George`s College, Weybridge) was playing a leading part in“Nightwatch”. “I was watching a rugby match that afternoon,” he recalls. “Suddenly an electric storm hit – and I was, quite literally, struck by lightning. The

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metal handle of the umbrella I was carrying spat out an enormous, smouldering spark and the thing shot out of my hand. Fortunately for me, I was wearing rubber boots - or I doubt I`d have made it to the opening performance.” A lightning bolt carries twenty to thirty thousand amps of electrical current when it makes contact with the ground. That’s about 2,300 times more electricity than that used to power an average washing machine. According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, between 30 and 60 people are struck by lightning each year in Britain and roughly three of those are fatalities. Tony Smith said “I`ve warned Richard not to play golf, use umbrellas or shelter under trees until the show is over…and, if we do get a major storm over the next couple of months, to avoid attending any outside sporting events - especially rugby!” “A Bolt From The Blue” is at The Cecil Hepworth Playhouse, Walton on Thames from Thursday 15th – Saturday 17th November at 8 p.m. Tickets from: www. or 07752 655087.


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(#BrucesWalkofFame) with D’Artagnan as its first honorary member. The sprightly spaniel’s paw has been set in stone for all to see! Amanda Williams, D’Artagnan’s owner, commented: “It’s such an honour and I know he’s very proud. D’Artagnan thoroughly enjoys his time at Bruce’s Doggy Day Care and cannot wait to spend the day with his friends. He loves the socialisation and mental stimulation which has helped keep him active, curious and sociable. And I’m reassured by the wonderful team and safe and supervised environment.” Some fun facts from D’Artagnan’s doggy day care decade: * He’s clocked up 1,000 days * He’s enjoyed 8,000 hrs of play * He’s had 260 baths * He’s consumed 500 treats * He’s drunk 1,300 litres of water * He’s received 2,000 cuddles

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have two broadcast systems inbuilt, one deals with your conventional wifi signal, the other transmitter is for your “backbone” connection. This uses a different frequency and allows transmitters to share the same wifi, and handle to Passover of traffic as you roam from one transmitter zone to another. Sounds complex, but its all done for you so you don’t need to worry about it The initial configuration is carried out from an app you can download on your smart phone or tablet, where it offers some neat features like parental control - to add time restrictions on specific devices on specific days of the week, or to setup a guest network. The starter packs are available in two models - both packs have 3 repeaters in the kit. The standard model is recommended for properties upto 300 square metres, and the more powerful kit covers upto 600 square metres. Additional devices are available to add to the kit if required. The costs of the kit is £140.00 for the standard kit with the higher powered kit being £205.00. Would be a worthy upgrade to solve any coverage issues before the Christmas rush!

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We are pleased to announce that CHEER, who have been helping to reduce social isolation amongst the over 60s in East Elmbridge for many years, will be expanding their geographical scope to include the whole of Elmbridge from 1st October 2018. Until now befriending services in the borough have been shared with the Visiting Friends service, run by Triangle Community Services, who will be focussing their activities on helping the elderly in the Woking area. We are delighted that we will now have a team of fantastic volunteers working throughout Elmbridge, visiting older people on a one-to-one basis in their homes. We will also continue to inform older people about the many activities available to them in Elmbridge. CHEER will maintain the existing relationships with stakeholders, including community groups, independent living providers and, most importantly our volunteers, to encourage older people to build social connections in the local community. Mark Wilson, Director of Community Integration at Triangle Community Services said: “We’re very pleased

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that CHEER, a well-established charity that shares our values, are taking on our befriending service in Elmbridge. Being based in Elmbridge, with good links to the local community, they are best placed to support volunteers in encouraging the older people they visit to interact with their community - helping reduce loneliness and social isolation. We are working with CHEER to ensure a smooth transition of the service.” Janis Fletcher, Chair of Trustees for CHEER said: “CHEER has been working to improve the lives of older people in East Elmbridge for over 60 years and we are delighted that we are expanding our befriending service to include the whole of the borough. Our clients tell us how much they value the weekly visits from their volunteer friends and the positive impact it has on their lives. Our extended reach will also enable us to increase the social activities we offer to a broader range of older people in Elmbridge.” Please contact Mark Michelmore at CHEER for more information by email uk or phone 01372879321

WHAT’S ON... in Esher & Claygate

Weds 7th (1st Weds monthly)

Elmbridge U3a, Monthly Meeting at Claygate Village Hall KT10 0JP. 1.30pm. Speaker Jackie Clemson Royal Westminster. Jackie makes a welcome return to Claygate, where her subject will be Royal Westminster - Monarchy, Government, Ceremony and Power. Follow the story & hear why it continues to fascinate & attract people from all over the world to this day. For more information or to join contact the Membership Secretary (members@ or 0208 97927370

Friday 9th NOVEMBER

THE EVA CASSIDY STORY. Eva Cassidy: an icon of acoustic music at Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton, 7.30 pm. Wistful and emotional vocals, beautiful guitar accompaniment, Eva Cassidy has the power to move audiences through her interpretations of well-known songs. Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton. Tickets: £15.00. For more information or to book:, 08456 528529.

Saturday 24th NOVEMBER

IMAGE MUSICAL THEATRE presents PINOCCHIO at Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton, 2.30pm. When Geppetto carves Pinocchio, something magical happens. As the puppet takes shape it gradually comes to life, learns to walk and talk and takes on all the qualities of a mischievous little boy. Musical adaptation with lots of audience participation. Tickets: £8.00. For Age 5+ For more information or to book:, 08456 528529.

Saturday 24th NOVEMBER

Grassroots Opera, an exciting new company of young, professional singers, co - founded by local Mezzo - Soprano, Anna Marie McLachlan and Soprano, Chloe Stratta, brings opera to Claygate in a fresh, moving production of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridici. 7.30pm First Church of Christ Scientist. 45, Hare Lane KT10 9BY, £15. More info:

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VFH FILM NIGHT presents in association with The R C Sherriff Trust, Celebrating 25 Years Advancing the Arts in Elmbridge JOURNEY’S END at Vera Fletcher Hall, Thames Ditton, 7.30pm. Tickets: £7.00 includes coffee/tea or a 125ml glass of house red or white wine. For more information or to book:, 08456 528529.


Christmas shopping evening at Claremont Landscape Gardens, KT10 9JG 3.30 -7pm. Join us for a special late night Christmas shopping evening here at Claremont and stock up on gifts for the whole family. There’ll be a great choice of gifts to buy and festive cheer in abundance. What’s more, every penny you spend here will help the National Trust to care for special places like Claremont for years to come.

If there’s an event in December that you’d like mentioned, please contact Ros (details on p.3) before Friday 9th November. All entries appear on a first come, first served basis. Details of the above event are correct at time of print.


Selina Botham of Desisgns for all Seasons shares a few tips for accomodating the needs of pets within a beautifully designed garden. People love their pets and it’s important that a new garden meets the needs of the whole household. Cats are easy really and don’t effect the garden design except to perhaps include cat mint within the garden. Cats love to roll in and eat this plant. Rabbit runs can be accommodated to the side of a garden, tucked behind a swath of planting. Rabbit cages are best in the side passage way nice and close to the back door so there are fewer excuses from the children for feeding them. Dogs are a bit more challenging and the biggest problem I find is wee on the lawn which creates unsightly patches on your beautiful new lawn! The best solution seems to be to have an area in the garden, which is out of sight, where the dog is trained to relieve itself.  This works perfectly but needs a well trained pooch.  In two other gardens I have designed a separate gated area of the garden where the dog can be kept

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when the client doesn’t want them roaming round the garden unsupervised. As far as planting design goes, by using tough plants there are no problems created when dogs explore the planting beds. I’m using spiky Roses in one garden to persuade the dog not to venture too close to a steep drop. It is really important that routes around the garden are well designed so the dogs don’t need to charge through planting and I find that if desire lines for people and dogs are catered for the design works well and everyone sticks to the paths. Selina Botham is an award winning garden designer based in Surrey. If you would like to redesign your garden and need some professional help contact Selina on 07894 553 202 or see our web site for further ideas or our facebook page Selina Botham – Designs for all Seasons or follow us on Instagram @designsforallseasons

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HOME WANTED! Donna, Monty & Missy

Donna is a very young, stunning tabby & white girl who found herself pregnant after several months of living rough. Before coming into care with her kittens she gave birth in somebody's shed! Donna is a fantastic mother to 14 week old son Monty, and daughter Missy. Donna, Monty & Missy are inseparable and are often found playing or curled up asleep together. Donna and her babies are very friendly, confident cats and could therefore be homed with sensible children. However, they must be the only animals in the household as Donna can be protective of her kittens around other animals. If you feel you can give Donna & her kittens the loving forever home they so desperately deserve please call Rosemary on 01737 350307 Epsom Ewell & District Branch If you cannot adopt a cat but would still like to help us please go to

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One of the rewarding treats of for any car enthusiast has to be the highly sophisticated & stylish Paris Motor Show. And it was no different this time around, a showpiece battlefront of car sales. For me, the car of class was the new BMW 3 Saloon. The seventh generation of the brand & bound to continue. Since its launch in 1975, BMW’s most successful model has continuously improved. No wonder more than fifteen million have been sold worldwide. The latest motoring masterpiece, with its revised styling, superb driving dynamics, supreme handling & a host of innovative features, will be up for grabs from March 9, next year. On its captivating debut, in October in Paris, it had a look of quality without a mind-boggling asking price. The company’s 129,932 workers, and especially its inventive brain-box designers & specialised engineers, must be proud of their product. BMW claim the 3 Series saloon, with sales of 15 million, is the heartbeat of the company. The latest design benefits from revised proportions, a longer wheelbase, reduced weight & drag with neat & tidy precise lines that underpin it’s superior driving dynamics & road holding. It also revels in a fresh range of standard options for the clear & precise centre console, as well as safe feel revised leather steering wheels with multi-function buttons and thumb rests. It is taller, longer, roomier and wider than its predecessor. The cabin has been improved to maximise comfort with more leg & headroom for the occupants. Even getting

out has been made easier for rear passengers with the door aperture height increased. Occupants will be joined by the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, a clever digital operation that responds to the spoken prompt “Hey BMW”. This triggers the new era for the group in which drivers will increasingly be able to operate their car and access its functions merely by speaking to it. Wow! The system helps the driver; learns their preferences, is familiar with their favoured settings; seat heating or the places they drive to frequently using the navigation facility. “Take me home” you order and it does. You can even give your Personal Assistant a pet name to create individuality. Not only does it obey your command it assists and provides casual rejoinder conversation. Saying “I’m cold” will stir the  Assistant to adjust the temperature. Ask it where the nearest petrol station is and, warning you about traffic jams, it will guide you there. The astute updates on the car’s advanced technology allied to BMW’s anxiety to ensure the customer is satisfied they are getting their moneys worth, is a treasure. I don’t  want to appear to be assuming the role of a salesman, but I confess I am a fan and would advise a potential buyer : go for it... Specification and choice. BMW320d. Power 190HP. Top speed 149mph. Zero-62mph in 7.1s. Fuel consumption 64.2mpg.Price £33.610. By Ted Macauley

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Starring John Clements, Ralph Richardson & June Duprez.

8pm The Red Stripe Band

This energetic seven-piece band entertain with original songs and other boogie-woogie, swing and rock n roll classics.

Sun 11 Music


Wed 14 Film

1.30pm The Silver Screen presents ‘The Night My Number Came Up’

Wed 14 Classical Music Thur 15 Yoga Supper Fri 16 Theatre Wed 21 Classical Music Fri 23 More Music Fri 23 Comedy

Armistice Day Concert Piano concert performed by children. Contact us for more info.

Starring Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim & Denholm Elliot.



£2 £15 £12 Conc. Food £12 TBC


Stephen Hough (piano) One of the most distinctive artists of his generation premiers his fourth sonata as well as playing Bach, Busoni, Liszt and Chopin

£25 £5 students Treble clef

Yoga session with Usha Yoga followed by candlelit vegetarian supper (includes gift bag)


7.30pm The R C Sherriff Trust presents ‘The Long Sunset’

R C Sherriff’s play about the Roman Empire addresses issues around a large Europe-wide organisation that are relevant today

1pm Lunchtime Concert – Adam Heron (piano) Music to include works by Schumann and Chopin (12pm lunch) 2.30pm Concert and Cake

Open to all and particularly those with healthcare needs

8pm Mock Tudor Comedy Club

Our regular Friday comedy club. Check website for the line up

£8 £6 Conc. £11 £8.50 lunch Treble clef Donation


Sat 24 Words

2.30pm Elmbridge Literary Competition Readings of entries and Prize-Giving for the 14th Annual Elmbridge Literary 7pm


Sun 25 Folk

12.15pm Brunch Barnstormers – Harp and A Monkey

£12.50 £10.50 Conc.


The Great War: New Songs and Stories: an exciting performance from these award-winning folk experimentalists

Sun 25 Children

3.30pm Lucky Dip Disco

Sun 25 Supper Club


Fri 30 Theatre

A retro disco party for children under 7 with their grown up An evening of supper and entertainment Contact Vicky in the café at Riverhouse for details

8pm A Christmas Carol

Olivier Award winner Guy Masterson returns with this festive favourite

Red text denotes special events not listed in our brochure

£7 Children £5 Adult £10 £14 £12 Conc.

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Wednesday 21st November WORLD WAR ONE - CENTENARY COMMEMORATION “Keep the Home Fires Burning” Chris Hooker - Clarient Dimitri Kennaway - Piano Valerie Fry - Poet and Reader This November Music on the Green is very pleased to commemorate the 1918 Armistice with the piano, clarinet and poetry of “Wind and Words,” who will transport us back to the era of World War One. Many of the popular songs that kept up the spirits of our “Tommies” will be featured and the audience encouraged to take part. The programme will combine the tunes of the period, including those composed by Ivor Novello and Jerome Kern, with moving poetry by Valerie Fry. All to be woven into one continuous performance. We hope that this will be a rousing and fitting tribute to those who gave so much. Everyone welcome.

Free entry, and light lunch from 12.30pm, Concert 1.10pm. Retiring collection

For further info please contact the Parish Office:

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Do as I do: Santa sets the pace in the stunning Painshill landscape

Santa’s cover was blown this week, when he was spotted out and about in pursuit of a great new fun run venue for Princess Alice Hospice in Esher. The red-suited one was pictured on a recce in the spectacular setting of Painshill Park, Cobham – where he traced the 5km route that’s been designed to delight everyone who signs up. Sweeping vistas, magnificent follies and pretty waterside paths make this, what must be the most picturesque fun run route of all, to kick off the 2018 season. We’ve also added a second date to the Bushy Park schedule. This brings to four the number of Royal Park runs – two each in Richmond Park and Bushy Park. There’s a choice of dates spread over four weekends in good time for Christmas. All routes are 5km – you can run, jog, walk or just stroll – alongside the hundreds of fellow Santas expected to turn out to raise much-needed funds for your local Hospice. Runs are scheduled on Saturday 25th November at

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Painshill Park; 1st December at Richmond Park and the 9th and 16th December at Bushy Park. Runners can be big or little, on four legs as well as two(!), in teams, or singles and family groups. Entry is £18 for 16s and over, which includes a free Santa Suit; £8 for five- to 15-year-olds which includes a free elf hat. Under-5s are free. Book by 31st October for a 20% discount. “Our festive fundraisers always raise lots of smiles as well as vital funds – it’s inspiring to see the turnout at these popular events,” said Nigel Seymour, Director of Fundraising at the hospice which serves a population of around 1 million in Surrey, SW London and Middlesex. “We rely on fundraising and our community support to generate the £9.9 million we need every year to provide Hospice care free of charge. We are so grateful to each and every fundraiser, as the money raised really does make an enormous difference to the care we can provide at Christmas.” For details and to book, visit

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On 11th November 2018, the United Kingdom and its friends overseas will mark the day 100 years ago when the guns fell silent at the end of the First World War. 6.00am Battle’s Over - Sleep in peace, now the battle’s over. The sound of 1,000 bagpipes will fill the air before dawn has broken. In cities and towns throughout the land individual pipers will play Battle’s O’er - a traditional air played by pipers after a battle. 6.55pm Battle’s Over - The Last Post will be played at many of the 1,000 WWI Beacon sites throughout the United Kingdom, involving young people and others paying their personal tribute to those that gave their lives during World War I. 7.00pm Battle’s Over - WWI Beacons of Light. More than 1,000 Beacons of Light will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, with

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the first of these Beacons being lit at Westminster Abbey, London, that evening. 7.05pm Battle’s Over - Ringing out for peace! As beacons blaze around the country, bells in 1,000 churches and cathedrals will ring out in celebration of the end of the First World War. 7.05pm Battle’s Over - Cry for Peace Around the World. To coincide with the ringing of the church bells, 100 Town Criers, one for each year since the end of WW1, will be undertaking, ‘A Cry for Peace around the World’, and in the United Kingdom, the ‘Cry’ will be led by a Chelsea Pensioner from The Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, at 7.05pm that night. March no more my soldier laddie, There is peace where there once was war. Sleep in peace my soldier laddie, Sleep in peace, now the battle’s over.

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JANE AUSTEN & FRIENDS Join Miss Austen for an evening of a little light cheerfulness.

Saturday 17th November 8.00pm - £15.00 Sunday 18th November Regency Tea at 3.00pm - £9.00 Sunday 18th November late matinee 5.00pm - £15.00 (Combination ticket tea & performance £22.00)

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USEFUL NUMBERS POLICE TRAVEL To report local incidents ......................... 101 Surrey Bus Services .................01483 506919 Train information ....................0845 748 4950 DENTISTS National Rail Enquiries .............0845 748 4950 Hare Lane Dental Practice ........ 01372 452 577 S3 Dental Practice .................... 0208 398 6322 SCHOOLS Meads Dental Practice .............. 01372 464 929 Claremont Fan Court School .....01372 473 624 Fair Oak Dental Practice ........... 01372 463 082 Esher Church School ...............01372 463931 Summerfield Dental Practice .... 01372 462 266 Esher Church of England High Sch ...01372 468068 The Neem Tree Dental Practice . 01372 540 186 Cranmere Primary & Nursery Sch ... 0208 398 5580 Rowan Preparatory School .......01372 462627 VILLAGE HALLS Shrewsbury Lodge Pre Prep Sch .. 01372 462781 Claygate Village Hall ................ 01932 469 221 Milbourne Lodge School .........01372 462737 King George’s Hall ................... 01932 254 750 Claygate Primary School .........01372 455348 Civic Centre ............................ 01932 254 750 Claygate Centre .......................01372 463 476 MEDICAL Littleton Surgery ......................01372 462235 COUNCILS & SERVICE Esher Green Surgery .................01372 462726 Elmbridge Borough Council ... 01372 474474 Capelfield Surgery ....................01372 452501 Surrey County Council ...........08456 009009 St Peter’s Hospital Chertsey ......01932 872000 Library Services ...................... 0300 200 1001 Royal Surrey Hospital ..............01483 464002 Elmbridge Museum ................. 01372 474 568 Non-emergency NHS Help .......................... 111 Citizens’ Advice Bureau ..........01932 248660 St John Ambulance ............... 07900 910292 Esher Residents Ass .. Claygate Village Association .... 01372 463740 CHURCHES Claygate Parish Council ..........01372 467000 Esher Green Baptist Church ......01372 459 800 St George’s Church ...................01372 469 446 All Saints Weston ......................0208 398 1849 VETERINARY SURGEONS Medivet Esher-Manor Vets .......0208 398 8005 The Holy Name RC Church ......01372 462 451 Claygate Veterinary Centre .....01372 460107 First Church of Christ, Scientist ..01372 463 058 Esher Quakers Meeting House ...0208 399 4325 CHEMISTS Holy Trinity Church ..................01372 463 603 Central Pharmacy ....................01372 464 064 Claygate Pharmacy &Travel Clinic 01372 466 116 BANKS Boots Pharmacy ....................... 01372 463 912 Barclays ....................................0345 734 5345 Wallis Jones Pharmacy ..............0208 398 2494 Santander .................................0800 030 4321

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Old Church Path, Esher, Surrey KT10 9NS The library is situated next to the Elmbridge Civic Centre car park, which is pay and display.


Tuesday: 9.30am - 5.00pm Wednesday: 9.30am - 5.00pm Thursday: 9.30am - 5.00pm Friday: 9.30am - 5.00pm Saturday: 9.30am - 5.00pm Monday & Sunday: CLOSED

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As we approach the winter months we are promoting a selection of books which encourage us to ‘Try something new’. Why not learn a language or how to play a musical instrument, take up knitting, learn how to play bridge or improve your DIY skills? We have a great selection of cookery books so you could experiment with Indian, Italian, Persian, Vegetarian or Vegan cuisine and even discover why people rave about Quinoa!! If ‘The Great British Bake Off’ is inspiring you we have plenty of ‘star bakers’ to choose from. At the time of going to print there are still tickets available for our author event on Wednesday 21 November. As part of Surrey Bodies in the Library Crime Festival Daniel Pembrey will be at Esher Library at 7.30pm sharing his experiences as a crime writer. To book your ticket and for further details about all the events taking place between 29/10/18 and 30/11/18 go to the Surrey website,

SAVE THE DATE: Friday 7 December, 10.30 - 11.00am - Storytime for Adults Thursday 20 December, 2.30pm - Christmas Craft event



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