A selection of the latest articles from Molesey Matters.

East Molesey Old Village Conservation Area

We live in such a wonderful area, so packed with history and we are still able to see glimpses of the past. The river and Hampton Court are clearly a pull, but have you ever wandered around the East Molesey Conservation Area. The original village settlement of East Molesey is now formed into The Old Village Conservation Area and is based around St Mary’s Church.

Have you discovered Painshill Park?

Mr C and I have memberships of lots of local attractions: RHS Wisley, Brooklands Museum and Hampton Court Palace to name but a few. But the most recently acquired membership is proving one of the most popular.

30 years of Creative Quilting

Creative Quilting was founded on October 28th, 1989. Starting with about 5 bolts of brown fabrics. Things have changed somewhat since then and now the shop shelves are full of vivid colours and inspirational projects.

Recalling the Great Storm of 1987

In the 1980’s my daily drive to work at Teddington, was usually via Bushy Park. However, on the morning of Friday 16th October, due to storm damage, the park had been closed.

Elmbridge Partnership Fund open for applications

The Community Support Services team at Elmbridge Borough Council is pleased to announce that it is working in partnership with the Walton Charity to launch the Partnership Fund 2019 for the fourth year running. Both organisations are delighted to welcome Walsingham Care who have also agreed to contribute to the fund and are a local charity.

Inns and Taverns of Walton – The Plough

The Plough stood at the Walton end of Ashley Road, next door to the building that is now The Hub but was once Walton Infants School and later Walton Library.

Pulling Teeth: Walton’s Dental History

The dental factory at Walton, positioned on Churchfield Road, was built in 1896 and was established by Edward Power, a Chemist’s son. Initially producing tools independently, the factory was soon taken over by Claudius Ash, Sons & Company. The Ash Company was a sprawling enterprise with factories and outlets all over Europe.

Elmbridge GP Referral Scheme helps you to keep a healthy balance

The GP referral scheme run by Elmbridge Borough Council is dedicated to keeping you fit and healthy, whether you’re living with a health condition or looking for support and guidance. If you feel overwhelmed by exercise or need a programme suited to specific health problems, we are here to help you .

Imber Court at 100

Imber Court was originally part of the ancient Kingdom of Wessex. It was included in the Domesday Book, when it was owned by Richard de Tonbridge. In the 16th century the Duke of Norfolk became the owner of Imber Court and in 1538 passed it to Henry VIII.

When will the Eco Park be finished?

Within the Eco Park, the anaerobic digestion facility has started hot commissioning. This means it’s already processing food waste but as part of the commissioning, or testing, of the plant before the site is officially completed and handed over by the construction company for operational use.

The Origins of Elmbridge Borough Council

The name Elmbridge appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Amelebrige, which is derived from the original name of the River Mole (Amele) or (Emley) and the old English word for a bridge (brige).

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Issue 38

This month we look at Christmas shopping in Molesey in 1907, the history of the Christmas tree, and how to have a crisis free Christmas. We look at how to care for our hedgehogs during the cold season, tips for driving in winter , and look into experiential gifts for friends and family.

Issue 37

This month we hear about George Honey who was the man behind the idea of the two minute silence on Remembrance Day. A reminder that Magical Molesey willl be back at the end of November and we look at the meaning of Thanksgiving.

Issue 36

This month we celebrate the 30th birthday of Creative Quilting in Bridge Road. Congratulations Valerie. Following an inspiration by a reader we take look at litter picking, and we also delve into the history of East Molesey Old Village.

Issue 35

This month we focus on schools. We discuss subjects as diverse as pastoral care, what to think about when considering an independent school, could hypnotherapy help your child, what are parental expectations regarding a school and exactly what do you need to know when looking at Prep and Pre Prep Schools.

Issue 34

The Carnival is over for another year. Congratulations to all those involved. Go to pages 4 and 7 for the roundup and put Saturday 14th June 2020 as we do it all over again. At the time of writing I am hopeful that our summer will have started.

Issue 33

It’s Molesey Carnival time! Go to pages 6 and 7 for all the details. Don’t forget to pick up an entry pack from Miss Polly Café to
participate in the Molesey Bake Off.

Issue 32

Welcome to the May issue. Easter has now gone, spring is firmly here and next month’s issue will be the first of summer. Fantastic.

Issue 31

Welcome to the April issue. The clocks have gone forward and the evenings are starting to get lighter. Spring is pushing through. Time to get the garden in order.

Issue 30

Here we are in March. Spring is almost upon us. There are two main things to remember this month, and luckily this year they are both on the same date. Firstly do remember that on Sunday 31st March at 1am the clocks go forward one hour signalling the start of British Summer Time (BST). Secondly don’t forget Mother’s Day, same date, Sunday 31st.

Issue 29

In this issue we learn of the beginnings of Hampton Court Station and of John Tufton, the first cricketer to be recorded as bowled LBW. We celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday and Della Reynolds, our roving reporter talks to the owners of a very special Molesey business.

Issue 27

In this month’s issue we celebrate the birthday of the first Christmas Card, we also have an update from the Reclaim our Riverbank campaign.