What’s Dorking Talking about in August 2020?

It’s August – the time for sunshine and seaside, families and foreign holidays – except that this year it isn’t… the nearest we can come is a barbecue in the back garden.  But is Dorking Talking downhearted?  Certainly not! There are local discoveries to make in our hedgerows and our history and we hear wartime memories as we approach the 75th anniversary of VJ Day.  And the military theme continues with a whole museum inside an army toilet tent!  We look at the latest in Dorking High Street and discover a new campaign Stay Loyal to Local, supporting local producers and retailers. We also bring you information about the help offered by the Guide Dogs organisation in these post-Covid days, as well as eye shields to protect you from glare, and the importance of keeping up with your eye checks.  Lastly we consider the balance to be found between safely keeping ourselves to ourselves or opening our hearts and our hands. Click the link to join us – or just ask Alexa to “play Dorking Talking Magazine”.

  1. August Welcome
  2. News Summary
  3. Birthdays & VJ Day
  4. Anniversaries
  5. High Street Update
  6. Importance of keeping up eye tests
  7. Stay Loyal Stay Local
  8. Getting the needle
  9. Guide Dogs – the new normal
  10. Falling in love with the delights of the hedgerow
  11. Heritage Open Days
  12. Eye shields against glare make a big difference
  13. VJ Day Memories
  14. World’s smallest military museum
  15. Thought for the month: Hannah Malcolm
  16. Endpiece



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