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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. 643 more words

Thames Ditton, Surrey

We went for a evening stroll in the last of the sunshine.
I sketched the green near whete I live.

British Isles: Hospitality III.2 ~ England: The Thames Path

Now, the night before starting off on the Thames Path (or another link) towards Oxford, I spent probably a half-hour or so walking around in the dark, in the park, by the river (sorry…sounding Seussish?) trying to find a suitably out of the way place to sleep. 3,179 more words


Zodiac Security, Thames Ditton, 2014

Zodiac Security, Ferry Road, Thames Ditton, Surrey, 2014 • Ending the star theme with astrology, rather than astronomy.


Ye Olde Swan

Continuing with my quest of discovering Surrey’s oldest pubs, Jman and I decided the check out 13th century Ye Olde Swan in Thames Ditton.

It’s located right on the River Thames and before you go trying all those doors, the entrance is on the river side. 557 more words

Dog Friendly

Ye Olde Swan - New (Chinese) Lunar Year Special

The setting of Ye Olde Swan Inn, on the banks of the Thames in the sleepy village of Thames Ditton is picturesque. A positively excellent suspension footbridge bounds from the river terrace across to Thames Ditton Island – a 300m long residential island that used to be owned by the publican at the Swan. 255 more words


Island Life

For  the last 8 years I have lived on a little island on the river Thames.

Water, as I’ve mentioned before, has always been my element, and I had promised myself many years ago that one day, I would live on or beside it. 1,682 more words