There have been some tasty changes at the Ivory Tusk in Shepperton. The core menu remains the same, with a great selection of mild (including Mr C’s favourite Chicken Tikka Masala), medium and hot dishes on offer as well as vegetable side dishes, accompaniments and of course tandoori dishes.
The longer one lives in Lower Sunbury, the more one regards parts of the village as fixtures in the landscape. Restaurants change proprietors, new houses are built and old ones renovated, pubs and shops are changed to residential use.
This photo was taken looking across the frozen Thames at Dockett Eddy, Shepperton in January 1940, and shows the Thames Conservancy tug Thames battling its way upstream through thick ice.
We look back to the days when the Thames froze over, appeal for the saving of Hanworth Park House and have a chat with the Chief Constable of Surrey about antisocial behaviour.
It is not every day you get to have a cuppa with the Chief Constable of Surrey, Nick Ephgrave. I felt immensely privileged to do so recently.
A former hunting lodge of Henry VII is in danger of being pulled down. Hanworth Park House which comes under Hounslow borough, has stood empty for 25 years but was bought 3 years ago by Gary Cottle who wants to sell a part of the land off for housing and put the funds towards restoration of the lodge.
‘The Season’s Greetings’ reads the message printed at the bottom of this postcard of Thames Street and the Magpie hotel, dating from about 1910.
This month we continue with good news stories as well as updates on the not so good news from the village. We look also at weird and wonderful Christmas traditions, have a chat with the Bishop of Kensington about what Christmas means to him and of course update you on the Sunbury Christmas House.
There is a lot in this month’s issue relating to the challenges in our community – burglaries, antisocial behaviour, boat scuttling and thefts. So we want to spread some good news stories too.
The Swan Sanctuary in Shepperton, one of the charities selected for support by this year’s Mayor, Cllr Vivienne Leighton, performs sterling work in looking after injured or sick swans and returning them to the river whenever possible.