A photo (or three) a day for 2012.

A Soccer Saturday in a Surbiton pub…and a Kentish thing…

The Victoria pub in Surbiton…and no. 36, AFC Wimbledon 0 Gillingham 1….(alas, I missed my Norbiton train) 😉

The Coronation Clock Tower (for Edward VII in 1902) in Surbiton. Originally erected in 1908, and restored in relatively recent times…

‘The Milkmaid’ a self-portrait by a West Malling photographer, Freda Barton, who would have been a young woman at the time of Edward VII’s Coronation Picked up a 10 X 8 copy of the photo in Kent this morning, and bought a frame for it in Surbiton this afternoon 😉

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2 thoughts on “A Soccer Saturday in a Surbiton pub…and a Kentish thing…

  1. secret squirrel on said:

    That milkmaid pic is lovely!

    Surbiton sounds familiar to me ~ probably because I may have passed the stop on the train when I lived in Claygate in Surrey or visited my nan in NewMalden…..or, maybe I am way out ~ lol. Oopsie ~ that was a pain missing the train!

    That clock tower looks a bit out of place with that building behind ~ or maybe the other way around! 🙂

  2. I think so, too, and a friend of my Mum’s kindly got me the copy of ‘The Milkmaid’ that I picked up today. Freda was evidently a professional photograher from 1905, and she died in 1940. I’ve seen a few of her other pictures, one of which is another self-portrait of herself, as a bare-breasted Britannia, which I guess would have been pretty radical at the time!

    Yes, I missed the Norbiton train I’d intended to get for the Gillingham game at AFC Wimbledon today (they actually ground-share with Kingstonian) by about three minutes, so I decided to spend a couple of hours in Surbiton instead. And I guess you might well have passed through the station when living in Claygate, or visiting your nan, but I’m not very familiar with south-west London. I lived in south-east London throughout the 1980s but rarely ventured to Kingston and surrounding areas.

    Incidentally, travelling on the Tube this evening I saw a lot of photogenic Halloween costumes, but as I’d already uploaded the day’s pictures, I didn’t bother to take any Halloween photographs ;).

    Also by the way, I’ll be attending the Great South Run in Southsea tomorrow, and have arranged to meet your sis-in-law after her race, for a catch-up and general chat…:).

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