Royalty clocked in Surbiton

Prince Edward to guest at Coronation Clock tower centenary celebration.

Schoolchildren, residents and local businesses have been invited to watch His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex unveil a plaque marking the centenary of the restored tower in Claremont Road on July 3.

To celebrate the royal visit the Friends of the Coronation Clock Tower and Kingston Council have organised dancing, music and performances from nine local schools, professional bands and an Edwardian picnic in Claremont Gardens.

The borough's tour guides will be organising history talks ahead of the event and the Rotary Club has joined with Kingston University to publish a souvenir leaflet about the tower and 14 other historic sites in Surbiton.


Wouldn't it be even better if they got rid of those hideous loos behind the clock tower as well?

Indeed, especially as they have a sign on them saying that they are permanently closed!

I think they should be knocked down and replaced with a small tea room to encourage use of Claremont Park.

That would be great.

But then, if more people used the park they'd need a toilet.

This made me laugh out loud. Full circle it seems!

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