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TURIN SHROUD AND ST. RAPHAEL’S CHURCH

…attached to documents, dated July 1874, in the Church archives, were pieces of cloth stated to have been cut from the covering of the Turin Shroud…

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ALEXANDER RAPHAEL – A MAN WITH TWO BURIAL PLACES

In 1816 Alexander Raphael commissioned a sarcophagus for himself in the church of the Armenian Monastery….

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A QUEST FOR SPEED. NOEL BADDOW POPE, 1909-1971. SURBITON’S FORGOTTEN RECORD BREAKER.

Noel Baddow Pope was born in Toxteth, a sub-district of Liverpool, on Christmas Eve, 1909. He moved with his widowed mother to Surbiton before 1926.

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CATHOLIC MISSIONS IN KINGSTON UPON THAMES, 1850-1856

The first mission in Kingston upon Thames, mentioned in the Catholic Directory, was St. Raphael’s Church, in Surbiton.

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4 NEW LOCAL HISTORY BOOKS

Local historian Tim Everson’s collation of old and new photographs with informative captions…

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FROM MADRAS TO SURBITON. ALEXANDER RAPHAEL, UNBEATEN CHAMPION, 1775-1850

Alexander Raphael was born in Madras, modern-day Chennai, India, in 1775…

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KINGSTON HILL PLACE: HISTORIC MANSION OF HANDSOME ELEVATION.

…a grand mansion built in 1828…

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STREET OF CHANGE. A HISTORY OF EDEN STREET, KINGSTON UPON THAMES

…today’s Eden Street was once called “Heathen Street”…

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NOTES ON THE HOUSE OF DETENTION, 1852-1890

…the House of Detention in Kingston upon Thames, 1852-1890…

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WAS KINGSTON UPON THAMES ANTI-RAILWAY IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY?  A NOTE ON THE POSSIBLE ORIGIN OF THE TRADITION.

…whether the tradition arose because Biden, in 1852, used unreliable hearsay as his source?

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A LOCAL PRISON FOR THE POOR. A STUDY OF KINGSTON HOUSE OF CORRECTION.

This is the first detailed study of a prison in Heathen Street [modern-day Eden Street] Kingston upon Thames…

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REVIEW OF BOOKS ON THE HISTORY OF KINGSTON UPON THAMES.

Reviews on four books covering Kingston, its suburbs and societies…

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Surbiton

ADVENT OF SURBURBIA. THOMAS POOLEY, THE RAILWAY & SURBITON, 1791-1856.

Surbiton used to be the butt of jokes, as a symbol of dowdy suburbia. That was silly…

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