No disrespect intended to Staines, but it's a funny place. I have never thought of it as being in either Middlesex or Surrey (unlike nearby Egham, which I think of as being in Surrey.)Here in Staines we always refer to ourselves as Middlesex. Only official bodies think we are in Surrey as we come under Surrey County Council, but only since 1973. As far as we're concerned we're north of the Thames and that means Middlesex..