Villagers will know about Shepperton Manor but not many will know about one of its past inhabitants, William Schaw Lindsay. Who was he? What did he do for Shepperton?
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This fascinating picture shows the works of the Walton Yacht and Launch Company, situated in Shepperton immediately downstream of Walton Bridge.
In 1953 a group of locals decided to form a company with the sole intention of providing entertainment to those in adversity.
The Thamesmead School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) Partnership is a highly graded teacher training provider in North West Surrey
Of all of the visits during my year as Mayoress H.M.P category Bronzefield which is the largest women’s prison in Europe touched my heart. The wonderful work done there by Ian Whiteside the director and all the staff helping to turn these women’s lives around and giving them back their self worth is amazing.
Lynn Stanier, Founder and driving force behind charity Their Future Today has received the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire M.B.E in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for her community services in Sri Lanka.
Ex-Corinthian, and prominent local G.P, Dr. James Jenkinson Knox started the ‘Hampton Court and East Molesey Association Football Club’ in the Autumn of 1892 (the year the song ‘Daisy Daisy’ came out).
In the first six months of 2016 more than 2,500 high street shops closed and some recent analysis suggests that nearly one in four non-food purchases in the UK are done online from a standing start of none 20 years ago.
Handel’s Water Music is made up of three orchestral suites, and was written 300 years ago for an outdoor performance for King George I on the Thames.
It’s here again! The Shepperton Fair 2017 is only a few days away. June 10th 2017 will see the crowds gather to watch the children parade down Shepperton High Street in their costumes, arriving at Manor Park for award giving and the start of all the fun of the fair.
You may have seen in the local paper recently, a piece by Vice Chair of the Shepperton Residents Association Carl Phillips, prompted by the announcement of NatWest closing, our last bank in Shepperton.
The Mayoral year has come to an end and the baton has been formally handed over. In his farewell speech Cllr Alfred Friday spoke fondly of his year in the role. He spoke of the challenges of wearing gowns on summer visits, where wide-eyed children had asked why he was wearing fancy dress and where a father had told his young son that by the size of the necklace the Mayor was wearing, he must be ‘Del Boy’s’ older brother!
In 1777, William Barkley, a wealthy London barrister, acquired several fields in Upper Halliford, and shortly after, built Halliford House there as his country residence.
There was a lot of chatter on Facebook last month as Raj’s homeware shop was found to be closed. We hope this is not permanent but the effects of shopping moving more online for our convenience is a factor we all have to face and take responsibility for.
The new Mayor of Spelthorne is starting her term in style. The River Day on June 24th will be the start of a weekend of river activity, culminating in Staines upon Thames Day on June 25th. But the weekend starts in Sunbury and you must not miss this spectacle.
If you have not yet discovered the monthly Sunday evening jazz at the Riverside Arts Centre (RAC), courtesy of Mood Indigo Events, then you have been missing out on something special. In the heart of Sunbury we have been treated to some sensational quality playing.
This month sees the 120th anniversary of the installation of the Clock Tower at Sunbury Cross, a well-known local landmark.
Two years ago Jane Scott Ellingham’s cousin Judith was exploring the local area having recently moved to Hampton. She discovered the Walled Garden in Sunbury and went in for a look at the Gallery.
Sir Thomas Heneage (b. before 1482, d. 1553) was Cardinal Wolsey’s gentleman usher at Hampton Court, and then courtier to Henry VIII.
Most of us living in Molesey will know about our connection with the Duke and his love of racing at Kempton Park. He also had a special reason to be in the surrounding areas. He frequently visited local socialite Freda Dudley Ward.